Roses Citadel, Roses

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Roses Citadel 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 Roses Citadel.
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  • Visited Roses in May and saw this structure so went to have a look. There was a poster on the wall advertising a Tom Jones concert coming in July. As my OH is a great fan we bought tickets on the spot...  more »
  • A must! Guided tour in french at 5 pm for € 5 per person. Free for our young children. Obligatory passage from the position in Rosas.
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  • Even at ten hours made it very very hot I advise you to take a water bottle for the visit of the Citadel
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  • Excellent look into the past 2,000 years of this area. Museum is good with English crib card available (would be improved to have permanent English text at display). Outside is great to walk around and be close up to history. Excellent and very helpful, friendly staff on reception.
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  • A great place to visit and the price is cheap compared to British castles.
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  • A beautiful piece of history that covers 25 centuries! Not to be missed, the Museum at the entrance gives a smattering of what can be seen in the Citadel. The leaflet describes very well the visit, the exhibits are numbered in the century. Recommended
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