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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    Very friendly visit, my children aged 5 and 8 were attentive with the audio guide, very affordable entry price.
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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • Impressive collection of Greek and Roman remains. Makes you feel very small on the time line of history.
  • Impressive Greek and Roman city next to the beach. Easily spend 2-4 hours here.
  • Nice walk on the ruins. Great audio guide.
  • Interesting audio guide the really brings the place alive-music sounds effects etc. Must be really hot in the summer since little shade. Free for teachers.
  • The explanations could be improved. It was difficult to understand the importance of this place compared to the other Roman cities along the coast (of which it seems every town along the Med. coast has one). Contextualizing the site would help to make this more unique and memorable.

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