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. Work out when and for how long to visit Ruins of Empuries and other L'Escala attractions using our handy L'Escala online vacation planner .
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  • We took the bus from Girona to L'Escala then walked along the promenade to the Ruins of Empuries. Lovely walk. The ruins are exceptionally good value, only 5.5 Euro per adult which includes an enterta...  more »
  • Very friendly visit, my children aged 5 and 8 were attentive with the audio guide, very affordable entry price.
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  • Nothing new to tell these excellent and well known ruins of the passage for the peninsula from the Greeks and Romans that has not been said already, it must also mention the magnificent and interesting Museum in which are given all sorts of explanations on an infinite number of found objects, especially the mosaics, in short a visit more than recommended and that you can not miss if you like history...
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  • Don't expect too much to be standing but to be fair, most digs are going to be worth it only if you are willing to invest the time required to understand the layout, history and use your imagination to fill in the complete picture. Free audioguide.
  • This is one of the most significant archeological sites of the Western Mediterranean. The ruins of the Greek and Roman cities can be seen. Original mosaic floors are on display during the summer months. There is a museum and multi-lingual electronic guides are available. The setting, with its backdrop of the mountains to the North and West, and bounded by the sea to the East, is unforgettable.
  • Fun and interesting place, make sure you take the audio guide with you. Also, they have guided tours with actors dressed as Romans or Greeks telling the story from their point of view.
  • Very interesting archeological site. Largest Roman Greek excavation in Spain. Worth a visit if its not so hot.
  • With the audioguide ,the kids have been able to understand the visit Magic trip to Greek and Roman era !nice spot to visit right after the opening of the site in summer because of the heat. The visits can take 2.30 hours.

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