We start our stay in Roses visiting one of the essential monuments to learn about the town history: the Citadel of Roses. Declared as a historical and artistic centre in 1961, the citadel is an open-air archaeological museum that concentrates remains from different periods (the Greek colony of Rhode, a Roman villa or Visigothic and medieval buildings) and where the Romanesque monastery of Santa María stands out.
We recommend the option of taking a guided tour, a fact that will help us understand the population’s past even better.
We leave the citadel and head towards the sea promenade, where the bay, a member of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, opens up at our feet.
On the same sea promenade, we can hire a maritime excursion and / or a land excursion to visit the Cap de Creus Natural Park . One option does not exclude the other, since the sensations, the experience and the perspective from the sea or the land differ greatly. From here, we recommend making both proposals.
After eating in one of the restaurants in Roses, we visit Cadaqués, one of the most picturesque places on the Costa Brava: a fishing tradition small town, with white houses and narrow streets and a beauty that captivated writers and painters. Among them, Salvador Dalí, of whom we recommend visiting his House-Museum (with prior reservation).
The Cap de Creus – the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula – and the place of Tudela – a space with whimsical geological formations that form a unique landscape that inspired Salvador Dalí – are a must – see.
Already in Roses, and before having dinner in one of the restaurants in town, we can enjoy the sunset from one of the places that we recommend.