Roses is located on the north coast of the Gulf of Roses, south of Cap de Creus. It is a large tourist center, with urbanizations, hotels and beaches and two ports (fishing and sports), and an attractive and prominent place within the Costa Brava. The coast of the municipality of Rosas includes a long sandy beach and a large number of cales.

One of the attractions of Roses is the Ciutadella. Remains of the 17th century fortification that enclosed the primitive town, together with remains of the Greek and Roman citadels, and medieval vestiges, currently houses an interesting interpretation museum.
Inside the enclosure are the remains of Rhode, already named by Strabo in one of his chronicles. Also the Roman settlement of Roda and the emergence of the medieval town of Rosas next to the monastery of Santa María.
Currently, the complex is made up of a cultural space with a temporary exhibition hall, a museum of history and archeology.

Another great attraction in Roses is the Castell de la Trinitat. Magnificent example of a coastal fortress. It was built in the mid-16th century, next to the citadel, for the defense of the port of Rosas and its bay, constituting, together with the citadel, one of the important defensive and supply elements of the Mediterranean and European strategy of the Spanish Empire in the modern age.

Roses also has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Brava. More familiar beaches like Santa Margarida or the segon moll or other wilder ones like Cala Montjoi, Cala Pelosa or Cala Joncols.

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