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 Costa Brava attractions using our handy Costa Brava online vacation planner .
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  • Near the sea, two civilizations coexisted on the site: Greek and Roman. There remains only the bases of the walls and some columns which only the audio-guide by its description allows us to fully appr...  more »
  • A place that you definitely have to do. For the Children Special Tour. No guide is involved. Each one can take a suit on your own request and you can listen to the guide at your own pace. Dir which you enter by number. Specially separated for adults and children. They get the info in a playful way. Nice to see. Take a drink with you because she is not drinking anything. A full tour takes about 2 hours, without a visual video clip. Cost price €6 children under the 16gratis. Outside on the beach the first Lido Hotel and Spa, avoid. Costs €3 for a small bottle of cola or Schweppes and does not take care of. Continue to L'escala where drinks are slightly cheaper.
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