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.


Do you remember that yesterday we hired a maritime excursion and / or a land excursion to learn more about the Cap de Creus Natural Park? Well, it’s time to enjoy it/them!

After having experienced the sensations of discovering the CCNP, it is time to eat. And what better than a Fish Suquet, the typical dish of Roses, to savour the local cuisine?

Next, we suggest to unload adrenaline with some of the X- Trem! and activities.

To lower your heart rate, we suggest a guided tour with DO Empordà wines and DOP Empordà olive oil tasting. Once the wine tourism experience is over, you can crown the Puig Rom Visigothic Fortress. It is a little-known site, but with high scenic and strategic value, since it allowed its inhabitants to monitor the bay and the access to the port without being seen. Undoubtedly, one of the best views of the bay and the Empordà plain, from where we can think what we will have for dinner.


The coastal path is a treasure for hikers. Good footwear, water, swimsuit and sunscreen (the latter two, during the summer) are essential to enjoy a journey that recalls the guards that made the patrols to monitor contraband. Through an asphalt road for much of the urban section, the path is transformed and runs along a path that, surrounded by pine trees with impossible shapes due to the force of the Tramontana, typically Mediterranean vegetation and cliffs, gives access to each of the coves where to cool off.

Time must be well calculated, since there is only transport to the Almadrava beach.

After enjoying a morning in the coves of the Cap de Creus Natural Park and tasting some of the succulent dishes offered by our restaurants, , we go to the guided tour to the fishing port and the fish market (prior reservation at the Tourist Office), where we will learn the history of one of the oldest trades in the municipality, the species that they fish and the auction logistics, while we enjoy the impressive arrival of the boats and the fish unloading.

Once imbued with the seafaring essence of Roses, we invite you to carry out some activity from the wide range that we propose.

Next, we suggest taking a travel back in time, between dolmens and menhirs, to discover the prehistoric Roses. Self-guided tours and dramatized visits (prior reservation at the Tourist Office) allow us to discover the legacy and know how the first known settlers of Roses lived. It is also a recommended place to enjoy the sunset.

And to say goodbye to Roses, the icing on the cake: relax on the seafront and on the jetty, watching the sunset, while choosing where to have dinner tonight. After so many days of activity, you do deserve it.

Have a nice trip back!