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“Greek & Roman Ruins Empuries Spain”
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Ruins of Empuries
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Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona
Ranked #5 of 191 things to do in Costa Brava
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Empúries is one of the finest historic settings in Catalonia.Two cities, one Greek and one Roman, set by the sea at L’Escala on the south of the Bay of Roses, named by Unesco as one of the most beautiful in the world.
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 there for well over 3.5 hrs and honestly didnt see everything.Its a lot to take in but you feel transported back in time. The Mosaics were beautiful. Only a small percentage of the site has been uncovered with plenty more still to be done. I wouldnt recommend this trip for younger children as they wouldnt understand the headset guide it would need to be put in simpler terms for them. For over 8`s yes. For serious lovers of Architecture & Ancient history and Archeology its an absolute must do & must see. (Lidls is just around the corner if you need supplies of lunch and drinks-beach is a stones throw away for a cooling dip afterwards-car parking right on site with shady tree cover)

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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 informative signs so the audio is essential and they have a child's version which even my 6 year old was taken with.
It will take at least a good couple of hours to get around and I would take drinks and snacks with you as there isn't a cafe. You start with the Greek part of the site and move on to the Roman. The contrast between them is quite evident and the roman mosaics are amazing.
It's a work in progress really, they've only discovered 20% of the site so far and they could probably do with making it a bit more interactive for the little ones, although during the high season I believe there is more going on.

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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 found this audio tour to be excellent with lots of insights on the ruins and what the early Greeks thought and how they lived. Then on to the Roman ruins right behind the ancient Greek city. The Spanish is doing a great job excavating the site and they are only about 1/3 finished but by all means if you love history you will love this site. Everything is numbered so you can follow along on the audio tape and you can stop and repeat for each stop. Our walking companions left long before us but on recounting our experiences we found they missed a lot of the Roman ruin areas which was too bad. Our mistake was not stopping to just sit and take a rest as by the time we finished our hike that day we were tired from standing/walking all day.

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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 people in the region. The audioguide is a must, and give yourself several hours. This place is an entire city even if they've only dug up 20% of it so far.

1  Thank Kiwieric
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 2,5 hours here. I had a great time. Lots to see. The audio tour was also excellent and very informative. Recommended. Would go again.

Thank Marten T
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