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Ruins of Empuries, Costa Brava

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very interesting ruins has visit especially in view of its unusual history of Coolidge to influence Greek and Roman a very large site and audio guides explain well provide a good bottle of water because there are almost no shadow
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  • Greek and Roman, ruins with many remains to get an idea of how they were cities. Museum small.
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  • The site is very well preserved and the audioguide that provided us is very good, showing the most interesting points of the deposit (20 in total). The Greek part left me a bit disappointed, given that is explained only the remains of the city from the 2ND century BC under the Roman control. And not explained anything lower stratigraphy can be seen in several areas. The bad thing was when we called to inform us of the guided visits, not caught us phone and reception we were informed that they only did dramatised Sunday visits and in catalan, which seems to me a lack of vision since I understand that most of the visitors who come are from outside of Catalonia.
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