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Ruins of Empuries, Costa Brava
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Lying hidden until 1908, Ruins of Empuries on Spain’s Costa Brava represents nearly 2,500 years of Mediterranean history. Visit this ancient port, originally built by the Greeks, in order to see firsthand its archaeological remains and preserved structures. Marvel at the town’s large stone walls, built later by the Romans, as you wander its mosaic-lined streets. The necropolis offers a glimpse of the diversity of Empuries’ inhabitants and rulers through the centuries, and should not be missed. Stop by the city’s museum, which explains its history from pre-Christian times until the Middle Ages, and ponder the daily life of locals from era to era. An on-site parking lot is available, and the ruins can also be reached via a pedestrianized coastal trail from the town of L’Escala. The site is quite large and an extensive visit will require much walking. To visit Ruins of Empuries on your trip to L'Escala, use our L'Escala trip builder.
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  • Magnificent precious ruins in an enclave. Above are the Greek and Roman city. This care and very well preserved. Certainly not I lose that visit
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  • It is an archaeological site of first level. Worth the visit from all points of view. Not ago missing that is guided, since the audio guides are excellent, with a level different for children and for adults. Is must visit it to give is has of the magnitude of the time. And the area of reception, the area can be visited, the care of them remains archaeological, all in general excellent! Only a but and the weather is... In winter cover floors of mosaic with sand to protect them from Frost... should go with good weather, but the advantage of this time of the year is that you visit without heat and without people! Recommendable!
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  • Great site to discover Greek and Roman life visit guided very well to discover Site very well maintained
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