Citadel of Roses Culture Centre. Museum and archaeological site

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The site occupied by the Citadel of Roses includes an archaeological site of just over 12 hectares and a museum that spans the town's 2500 years of history.

The first settlers were the Greeks, who were looking for a safe natural port in which to establish their trading activities. They were followed by the Romans and in the Middle Ages the town expanded under the auspices of the monastery of Santa Maria. In the modern period the walls were built and the square was increasingly used as a military facility in order to protect this strategic site. Following the last military occupation and the partial demolition of the site, it survived the danger posed by the urban development of the area and was declared a National Historic Monument in 1961.

Today it is a heritage centre open to the general public with a museum that opened in 2004 and an archaeological site where visitors can explore the history of the last few centuries in Catalonia.

Contact

Citadel of Roses Culture Centre. Museum and archaeological site
Av. de Rhode, s/n
17480 Roses (L’Alt Empordà)

Telephone: (+34) 972 151 466
Fax: (+34) 972 458 290
E-mail:
Website: www.visit.roses.cat

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