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 at one of the restaurants in Roses, we recommend to visit one of our beaches, ideal for practicing water activities such as kayaking, sailing or paddle surfing. Then, taking advantage of the return to the centre, we advise you walking through the streets of the historic centre, visiting the church of Santa María and taking a look around the shops and terraces.
When it gets dark, before dinner, we recommend to visit the Trinitat Castle, which complements the Citadel of Roses. In addition to knowing this military construction, fully musealized , you can enjoy the sunset from one of its terraces. We recommend the option of taking a guided tour.