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Roses is a town of Mediterranean culture with a marked tourist and fishing tradition. It is situated amidst a unique natural setting, north of the Costa Brava, less than 30 km from the French border, 65 km from Girona and 160 km from Barcelona. Its origins date back to the eighth century B.C. with the arrival of the Greeks who founded the Greek city of Rhodes. These historical events have shaped what we are today: modern, culturally active and generous; fruit of the coexistence with other peoples and civilizations.
Today Roses is a town where you can enjoy the beautiful beaches of fine-grained white sand, admire the fabulous views from the “Puig Rom” promontory, or do some promenades through the coastal path…
Roses has all the necessary health services, leisure facilities (library, theatre…), Historical sites (castles, dolmens…), a covered market and a weekly market, cinema, water park, and a huge variety of restaurants, among plenty of other services and attractions.As an overview, Roses is a town totally recommended to spend a perfect holiday, quiet and pleasant.
Accommodations in Roses
Activities in Roses
Routes in Roses
Do you like to walk, ride a bike and be in the middle of nature? Roses is the perfect place to discover the Costa Brava in the wild. Thanks to this website, you will discover a new way to enjoy nature: you can consult many self-guided routes in the area, including downloading an application with hiking trails, family excursions, trekking, mountain biking, etc. Example of routes through Roses: walk up the Cap de Creus / Puig de l'Àliga to see the whole bay of Roses / Camí de Ronda from Roses to Montjoi, etc.
Do you enjoy a boat ride to discover the coastline and discover the beautiful coves of Cap de Creus? If you want to do an original departure in a typical Mallorcan boat, get in touch with SALPEM.
Nautical sports in Roses
If you like the nautical sports, you are in the suitable place, so much if you want to learn as if you want to go in for your favorite sport and rent the material. Roses offers many options: to take classes of paddlesurf, of sail, of windsurfing, of hobbycat, kitesurf, etc.
Roses also offers many cultural proposals such as the following guided tours: - The citadel of Roses: from the 4th century BC and collects vestiges of different occupations of the last thirteen centuries. It has been declared a historical and artistic group in 1961. - The Castle of the Trinitat: military construction of the year 1544 in the form of a star. This unique castle allows you to see spectacular views of one of the most beautiful bays in the world. - In the Masies Coll of Roses and Perafita (Bodegas Martín Faixó) you can discover some of the wines of the Empordà and make visits with wine tasting and vineyard lunches. There are some proposals offered by Roses and its surroundings, to know everything you can do, visit, the restaurants where you can try typical Catalan cuisine, etc ...
Diving in Roses
Do you want to discover the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea and dive in the Parc de Cap de Creus? Here are some companies in Roses that propose this service.
Kayak on the Costa Brava
Paddling in the magnificent surroundings of Cap de Creus and Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Parks is an unforgettable experience. With friends, with family, with your couple or alone, we are sure you will enjoy kayaking, the sea and the natural resources of this part of the Costa Brava and the Alt Empordà region.
Ecotourism in the Costa Brava
To discover the coast of an ethical and sustainable way, you will be able to find many proposals in this web. You will find information about the Center of Reproduction of Turtles of l'Albera, on where being able aprendre "birdwatching" to Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls, etc.
And for families, a very good option is to spend a day at the AQUABRAVA water park in Roses.Enjoy the aquatic pleasures in AQUABRAVA and spend the most fun and exciting day of summer in a place full of freshness and fun.A park where to experience with family or friends great sensations with its attractions.
Skydiving in Empúriabrava
In Empúriabrava you will find a park dedicated to the sports of strong sensations, where you will be able to spend one day in family looking how they detach the light aircrafts and the parachutists jump, and if you are very brave you can do a jump in tandem. Nearby you will find the tunnel of the wind where you will be able to have a drink looking how the professionals train and if you dare, you will be able to experience the sensation of flying doing a flight. Also just nearby it was inaugurated a pair of years the "Wave club”, an attraction that recreates waves and allows to practise the surfing, bodyboard, but also you will be able to do beach voley, or eat a hamburger sunbathing and listening to good music.
Empordà Wine Route
The DO Empordà Wine Route brings to you into a tradition deeply rooted in our country, dating back to the Romans. Now, you can enjoy this part of our gastronomic identity, discovering all the secrets of DO Empordà wines. The wine culture is breathed in the territory and the towns of Llançà and Roses are a good starting point to discover it. Although you can enjoy activities and events throughout the year organized in different wineries, restaurants and museums, there are two great moments in the calendar as the celebration of Vívid the Wine Festival (a lot of experiences around the world of wine) in April and the Wine Show in September during the grape harvest.
Watersports in the Cap de Creus
Would you like to learn how to windsurf, navigate with catamaran, go sailboarding and /or practice paddlesurf? Then you're in the right place in the Costa Brava. In Llançà, Port de la Selva, Roses and Portbou, a team of professionals ensures the learning of all the necessary techniques to become an expert navigator in the practice of windsurf, catamaran, sailing and paddlesurf, at the same time you will enjoy the exuberant nature of this corner of the Costa Brava and the Alt Empordà region.
Diving and Snorkelling in the Costa Brava
The Cap de Creus is a place of magnificent and fascinating diving, it is a highly protected nature reserve, where nature keeps all his charms. Snorkeling in clear waters, you discover a very rich and fully intact underwater fauna and flora.
Monumental Complex of Sant Pere de Rodes
Located in the town of Port de la Selva, the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes rises majestically in the middle of the mountain overlooking the entire peninsula of Cap de Creus. Built in the tenth century, is the finest example of Romanesque art in the surrounding region.
Dalí Museum (Figueres)
The Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world, occupies the building of the former Municipal Theatre, a nineteenth century building destroyed at the end of the Civil War. On its ruins, Dalí decided to create his museum.
Trekking along the Costa Brava
We offer many excursions along the Costa Brava, following long-distance routes (GR), small tour (PR), local trails (SL) and Itinerànnia network. Also, you can discover the footpathsalong the coast which provide lovely views of the beaches and coves of the Costa Brava.
Cap de Creus Natural Park
Between land and sea, the Cap de Creus is a beautiful place, endowed with unique geological settings, structures and outcrops which are unique in the world. The effect of the Tramuntana wind has transformed the landscape in a very special way.