Roses, travel guide of the Spanish city: everything basic and essential

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Travel guide of the Spanish city of Roses with all the basics and essentials.

For lovers of tourism the city of ROSES, located 40 km from the border with France. If your travel plan is by air, your first stop would be the Gerona airport, located 70 km from the city. From this point you should start a land tour, it will take you a little over an hour. There you will find a town with about 15000 inhabitants, a population that quintupled in summer time, reaching approximately 90.000 people.

Como vez is a tourist site par excellence. The city's climate is Mediterranean in nature, with average temperatures above 30ºC during the summer months.

Roses has a beach in the center of the city, in which its great breadth, extension and attendance by tourists can be observed, as the main characteristics of the beach are its fine sand and shallow water ideal for practicing sports nautical and for the family. Going to the east of the central beach you will find the port of Roses, which is intended for fishing activity and that supplies the entire region, since its logistics operation capacity is high volume, this measured in quantity of catches as in number of boats that can be accommodated in its facilities.

Another of the city's important beaches is Canyelles Petites, located at an approximate distance of 3 km from the urban center of Roses, it is a paradise sheltered from the wind, the community that resides and works there is proud since it annually obtains the Blue Flag award granted by the European Community, a distinction that generates a high tourist influx in summer time

However, if you move about 2 kilometers to the east from this point, you will find La Playa Almadraba with its 300 meters of fine sand and its waters of an intense turquoise blue, which will make you feel the sensation of wanting to stay there. Rather, the walk through the city is essential.

But in cultural matters Roses houses traces of different times, being an important archaeological place, since it has a large deposit of the remains of the ancient Greek city of Rhode, a must-see for experts in this area of ​​science. But the city has not neglected nature-loving tourists who cannot miss The Aiguamolls del Empordà Natural Park, which offers you an area with large extensions of reed beds, coastal lagoons and a sensational view when observing the large number of migratory birds that flock there wanting to feed. In this place you can feed yourself with pure air, it will enliven your soul and your feelings by living a sunset in such a spectacular earthly paradise.

We cannot leave out the boat excursion, you can go to the neighboring town of Cadaques, residence of the painter Salvador Dal, and due to its imposing beauty it has been the inspiration of several prominent artists around the world.

Among the main architectural works and sites of interest of Roses, the Parish Church of Santa María stands out, it was consecrated in 1976, built on the remains of the previous temple of the Monastery of Santa María de Rosas, the Citadel of Rosas, there you will find an interesting interpretation museum , Viewpoint of Santa Rosa de Puig Rom, which offers you an impressive magnanimous and romantic view, if it comes to visiting it with your partner. From there you will observe the entire gulf and the entire plain.

Once in Roses you can take a walk through the Castle of Bufalaranya, the Castle of the Trinidad, the Megalithic Complex of Roses among others. In the same way you will find maritime activities such as kayaking, parasailing, kitesurfing, diving, among others.

But we cannot ignore what gives us energy to carry out all the previous activities, if the food, obviously due to its geographical location, its cuisine is based on fresh fish and seafood. One of its traditional and representative dishes is the Fish Suquet de Roses, and international recognition has not been long in coming, since there is the home of chef Ferran Adrià, who with his restaurant El Bulli, has been considered for several years the best restaurant in the world.

Also dear friend, you can access excursion tourism one of the most interesting routes is the Ruta de los Olivares, with a duration of approximately 2 hours, this begins and ends at the entrance of the Mas Oliva urbanization. Once at the starting point, we began to walk the first section, we took Oslo street parallel to the Ginjolers stream, the most prominent within the municipality of Roses. Once the asphalt section is finished, we start the excursion between aligned olive groves, there we will observe the extraction process of one of the most exquisite oils, attributed to the good climate of the region and a fertile land. Taking a look at the valley, we can make out, in the background, the l'Alzeda, dominating the plain and still inhabited.

As we approach the first four-way junction, we will be able to see to the right the path that will take us to the centenary olive tree of Roses, an imposing and majestic tree, composed of an imposing trunk showing its solemnity and persistence throughout the years. Returning to the point where we crossed to visit such an emblematic natural monument, in a straight line, at a distance of approximately 200 meters, there will be another intersection of roads, if we turn right we will find another tree of local interest: the Pi d'en Rahola imposingly tall and large pine.

Back on the main road, we will pass between olive groves that show us the importance of this crop in the past. Today this crop is considered a natural, cultural and social heritage of Roses. At the end of the journey, we will find the paved road to return to the starting point.

So dear traveler that if for some reason you want to enjoy your vacation, without a doubt should be given the opportunity to visit the city.

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