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Ruins of Empuries

C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
+34(0)972 770208
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“small museum” (9 reviews)
C/ Puig i Cadafalch s/n, 17130, Spain
+34(0)972 770208
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen on trip advisor about this place, we put on our sat nav and ended up going to a different place which was a town 17 Kms north. You need to put in L'escala. Once we got there we spent about 2 to 3...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The ruins get bigger every year, since they are still digging. The audio guide was a nice touch. Overal the entire site and museum are well meantained. The only negative point that we encountered is that there where many school kids and the security couldn't...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I had no idea this place existed until last week. My daughter is a historian and expressed a desire to visit Empuries which is situated near L'escala in Catalan, Spain. We hired a car and drove, this didn't take long from Figueres where we were...More

1  Thank KateSmith47
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Nice archaeological site near Palafruguell-Palamos and the valley of the river Aro, and the region of Emporda; The site was a greco-roman ancient town located in Emporda, in the nord of Catalogne; The ruins are widespread on a hill; the walk through the ruins is...More

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm a huge history nerd. When I heard that there were both Greek AND Roman ruins in L'Escala, I knew this was a must-see. Empuries is unique because, at one point, the Greeks and the Romans coexisted here....More

1  Thank borderrat0906
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The visit should start with watching the interpretive film. It is an outstanding example of telling a difficult story well and in an interesting fashion. The excavations are well marked and signed. The Greek and Roman together with the Iberian influences are clearly explained and...More

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a setting blue skys and a stunning backdrop of the Med Sea. We had a amazing time.So reasonable to go in worked out at 4e each with a headset tour. You start with the Greeks and move up to the Roman site. We were...More

1  Thank Bretonbabe
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The ruins were a bit tricky to find but once there, it's really an impressive place. We happened to go on a Tuesday when there's the added benefit of free entry. It's not expensive anyway and the audio tour is included. There are not many...More

1  Thank Ajayfrance
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here on our hike from L'Escala to San Pere Pescador for about 3 hours. Unfortunately I drive my wife nuts as I love to poke thru historical sites and listen to the whole audio tour and read as many descriptions as possible. I...More

1  Thank wacotom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The historical significance of this ancient city alone is worth the visit, but the fact that it has both Greek and Roman ruins sitting next to each other is a real treat for history buffs. It also really helps understand the transition of cultures and...More

1  Thank kiwieric
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Barbara H
are dogs allowed in?
8 January 2017|
Response from Colin G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I don't remember seeing any dogs but that doesn't mean they are not allowed. Sorry I cannot be more helpful.
Lory A
Is their mass transportation from Girona to the ruins?
18 November 2015|
Response from Patrimonigencat | Property representative |
Hi Lory! Nice to hearing from you. About your question, you can pick a bus in Girona. The company is called Sarfa. · Public Transportation Bus: SARFA Line Figueres-Sant Pere Pescador-l'Escala Line Girona-l'Escala Line... More
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is there a caravan park near the ruins
21 July 2015|
Response from Patrimonigencat | Property representative |
Hi Angela, The closer caravan's parking is Bellcaire, 10 minutes by car. In L'Escala there are parkings also.
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