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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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  • The ruins of Empuries are large and extended and thereby also nice for a visit if you have no great interest in history. You can easily entertain you for a few hours and get an impression of the old cities.
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  • Get ready to walk because it seems a small excavation end up being two cities (one of Greek era and another Roman) in all rule. And that only 25% of them been discovered! It is worth approaching up there if you are in the area.
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  • A return exciting, for large and small, on the lifestyles of our ancestors Greek and Roman and very well documented by a very good comment by audio guide provided at the entrance and included in the price of access. The cost of the visit, € 8 per adult (€ 5 for seniors from + 65) is quite reasonable. Allow the half day full for the visit because the site is vast and everything is interesting. Can only linger in front of mosaics or findings grouped at the Museum or the many remains updated. Highly recommended.
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