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Ciutadella de Roses, Roses

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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.
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  • Really interesting ruins which give the visitor a much better understanding of the history of Roses Bay and it's historical importance. Guided tours in different languages are available but we... 
    Really interesting ruins which give the visitor a much better understanding of the history of Roses Bay and it's historical importance. Guided tours in different languages are available but we...  more »
  • As over 65s entrance only cost us €2,50 each. €5.00 for under 65. The very helpful lady at the desk spoke vey good English. She also provided English language laminated fact sheets to carry & return.....  more
    As over 65s entrance only cost us €2,50 each. €5.00 for under 65. The very helpful lady at the desk spoke vey good English. She also provided English language laminated fact sheets to carry & return.....  more »
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  • Nice museum and walk around the grounds gives a good overview of the area throughout the ages, stop and watch the short film in the museum also keep a lookout for the snow capped mountains in the distance, lots to see and at only 4 euros it's a worthy visit
  • Interesting history of Ciutadella. If you don't want to pay for a visit, you can walk around. On the northern part you can also climb on it (legaly).

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