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Roses is a Mediterranean fishing town with a notable tourist and seafaring tradition and  also now boasts a new marina complex. It is situated at the north of the Costa Brava, less than 30 kilometres from France, 65 kilometres from Girona and 160 kilometres from Barcelona

 

 

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Its origins go back to the 8th century BC with the

 

arrival of the Rhodians and the foundation of the Greek city of Rhodes.

 

Bay of Roses

 

 

  1. There is a great choice of restaurants to choose from, many specializing in fish dishes such as  suquet de peix  (fish and shellfish casserole), fresh fish from the bay and of course paella. 

 

 

 

Bay of Roses

 

Roses has all  types of shops, a visit to the daily covered market is recommended where one can find fresh local produce including vegetables, meat and fish.  Also worth visiting is the fishing port itself, a good time is around 17.00hrs when the boats arrive to unload their catch which is auctioned there and then.  The public can also purchase the freshly caught produce from covered stalls.  Roses is  famous for its delicious king prawns and anchovies. On Sunday mornings there is a large market where locally grown produce can be found along with bargains in clothing, soft furnishings etc 

Bay of Roses

The town of Roses is lively thought the year and people come from miles around to participate in its fiestas and events such as carnivals, firework displays, musicconcerts and sports tournaments. 

 

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