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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. Make Roses Citadel a centerpiece of your Roses vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Roses tour planner.
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  • If you have any interest in history, then this location has plenty to offer, from Greeks, through Romans, Visigoths and on. Nicely presented with plenty of interpretation on the returnable guide sheet...  more »
  • A large site in the centre of town, beautifully kept. You could spend a long time here studying the interesting layers of history--good info on this is provided in several languages  more »
  • A large and pleasant "fort" (and museum) in which to spend 2-3 hours wandering around in its extensive grounds  more »
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  • A great place to visit and the price is cheap compared to British castles.
  • With guide is a visit to the old world, very illustrative. Stroll around on the outside and a good Museum inside
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  • I was impressed all that we've seen in just 50 metres from the beach. Greek and Roman remains, the ... Very cool
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  • Good place to spend the afternoon or morning. Interesting. In low season there is no explanation during the week
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  • Beautiful and relaxing place. Very cheap. Worth the visit
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