Ciutadella de Roses, Roses

4.3
Ruin · Tourist Spot
Ciutadella de Roses represents the ruins of a military fortification used for several centuries. Built by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the citadel protected the area against pirate and French attacks. The museum within the complex houses amphorae, rusty canons, ancient locks, sickles, anchors, axes, and other artifacts excavated on site. Check out the remains of a Greek settlement, a Roman villa, a few Visigoth buildings, and the earliest known Lombard-style monastery from the 11th century. Before you head to Roses, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Roses trip builder website, to make sure you see all that Roses has to offer, including Ciutadella de Roses.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Ciutadella de Roses
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Ciutadella de Roses reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
633 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • We did this on the morning of our free day in Roses. It was two hours very well spent and gave us an appetite for lunch. You cannot physically miss the citadel as its has an almost complete...  more »
  • nice location very well preserved and taking care of; inside you can visit the Roman museum where sometime they do have additional expos ; inside the citadel you can walk around the beautiful gardens....  more »
  • I did not realise the Citadel was so close to the town centre but its right there across the road from the promenade on Pl. de les Boxtes (in front of the Tourist Office). We followed the footsteps....  more »
Google
  • Well explained, well presented, helpful staff, and a bargain entry price, thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommended
  • Well worth a visit to the archaeological site and museum in Roses if you are in the area.
  • Really nice place to go with children from all ages! We spent around 2 hours there, it was lovely!
  • Amazing place, loved every minute and very fascinating
  • Lots to see, but weather a bit too hot for staying outside for long.

Plan your trip to Roses

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Roses

See all ›
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Roses

4.8
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Roses

4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Roses

4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Adventure in Roses

2.0
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Roses

3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Plans to Ciutadella de Roses by other users

8 days in Province of Girona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Province of Girona BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Catalonia BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Cadaques BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in L'Estartit BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in The Pyrenees & Catalonia BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in L'Estartit BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Spain BY A USER FROM URUGUAY September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Roses BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Roses BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 56 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Costa Brava BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans