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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 1 week ago

If you are interested in history, and about how the Greeks set up their westernmost trading centre, and did business with the Iberians, before Rome became predominant, then this place is worth a visit. The audioguide is witty, and despite the fact that the site...More

Thank Idler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio guide is essential, but I found it far too detailed. I'm not exactly a philistine, but the ruins were very exposed and the museum was not very engaging. Informative in many ways, but the site is not well interpreted. A slightly disappointing visit....More

Thank FatClap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating ruins right next to the beach. As stated, directions can be slightly challenging, this is just north of L'Escala but we ended up parking further north of the ruins and had to walk back along the beach to the entrance. (Not at all a...More

Thank SubbuThePeaceful
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the ruins of Empuries offers an opportunity to see where and how the ancient Creak and also Roman lived. The place is unbelievably beautiful, there re many stories to both listen to through the hearing device (I guess you know what I mean - I...More

Thank marjaterttu2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting and enjoyable 3 hours. Could spent longer but it was so hot and no shade we left. Make sure you have a hat and plenty of water. The audio guide was superb and quite amusing at time. The best ruin ever visited, it...More

Thank sil r
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We've visited many Roman ruins over the years but this is the best place we've found to put it all in perspective. You will see beautifuĺly preserved mosaics, industrial and domestic dwellings, baths, burial chambers, an amphitheatre and lots more.The overlap and progression of each...More

Thank AnnTFlynn68
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This only cost 5€ but gave us 2 hours of interest. The fee gives you an audio guide that is really detailed, and you play at different points around the site. There are mosaics and artefacts, and you can leave and return in the same...More

Thank h123569
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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

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Barbara H
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
19 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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22 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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