Roses, Catalonia, Spain (Photo: RFarrarons/Shutterstock)
Roses, Catalonia, Spain (Photo: RFarrarons/Shutterstock)

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Roses

Situated on a large bay in Spain's northwest corner of the Costa Brava, Roses boasts pristine lagoon-like waters that have been recognized as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The surrounding area is teeming with wildlife including a large diversity of birds -- among them, nightingales, herrings and cuckoos, making Roses an excellent destination for avid birdwatchers.

While the picturesque beaches and stunning Aiguamolls Nature Reserve get top billing in Roses, there are also a number of historic sites in this ancient city, which was colonized by Greece in the 8th-century. To learn more about Roses' history visitors can take an excursion to the town's 16th-century citadel, where there is a small museum and some Greek and Roman ruins, or tour the Castillo de la Trinidad where they'll be rewarded with spectacular views.

Shore Excursions

About Roses


Pro

Roses is a stunningly beautiful destination whether you choose to explore ancient historical sites or experience the natural surroundings.

Con

With just a single port day, some cruisers may only have time to see one or two of the major sights in Roses.

Bottom Line

The ancient city of Roses is truly lovely and brimming with history and natural beauty.


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