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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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  • These excavations are very comprehensive. The reconstruction of the various construction work makes it clear how the settlements there in Greek and Roman times have looked. The information is very clear and in multiple languages. A visit to these excavations should certainly not be missed on a trip to the Costa Brava.
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  • recommended visit, the very entertaining and perfect explanation of the audio to go following the two enclosures the Greek and the Roman. worth the penalty as well as the Museum. visit of a few hours.
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  • very good surprise on arrival: we fell on the last Tuesday of the month and that day it's free! Already I thought the rate was cheap when compared with the french rates. It has not had enough time to see everything, and we're going back. Children (15, 12 and 7 years old) loved it. Great day. Beatrice
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