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Roses Citadel, Roses

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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.
  • Few archaeological finds. The ancient remains of the Greek settlements are tiny. With the passage of time all the old to been reduced to a large plain. A Council bring water and a shadow for inside a miserable there is water (the skin is the skin) and if the sun hits... €4 entrance is excessive. The Museum is saved.
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  • Very pretty antique site with Museum
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  • Around a place
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  • A very nice dramatised visit.
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