View of the golfo de roses, by the sea


Roses is a municipality in the region of Alt Empordà that occupies the southern half of the peninsula of Cap de Creus. It is centered on the town of the same name, located in the center of the bay of Roses and at the northern end of the Gulf of Roses.

It is a tourist center with housing estates, hotels and other facilities, two ports (fishing and marina) and an attractive and important place in the northern sector of the Costa Brava.

The climate, which accuses the frequent action of the north wind, is tempered by the sea. The coast of the municipality of Roses includes a long sandy beach, on the seafront of the town (between the Port Nou and the Riu Grau channel) and, further east, a good number of coves, among which those of Canyelles Petites, Almadrava (or Canyelles Grosses), Murtra, Rustella, Montjoi, Pelosa, and Jóncols. Also noteworthy are the geographical accidents of Punt Falconera and the imposing Cape Norfeu, an integral reserve of the Natural Park of Cap de Creus.

Although tourism is the main source of income for the Rosinca economy, the primary sector is also present, with agriculture (olive and vine cultivation), albeit reduced and declining, and especially , fishing, as Roses has the most important fishing port on the north coast of Catalonia.





Megalithic group of Roses
Greek and Roman city of Rhode (or Rhodes)
Visigothic Castrum of Puig Rom
Bufalaranya castle
Monastery of Roses
Castle of the Trinidad (or of the Poncella)
Ciutadella of Roses
Church of Santa Maria de Roses
Mallol House
Natural parks
Cap de Creus Natural Park
Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà