As one of the oldest resorts in Catalonia and the biggest resort in Costa Brava, Roses has a fascinating history. The old Benedictine monastery and the Basilica of Santa Maria de Roses are evidence of battles dating back to the sixteenth century. Roses holidays are popular with Spanish tourists and tourists from all over the world who want to admire the town's historical landmarks. Compared to other resorts on the Costa Brava, holidays to Roses only really took off fairly recently which means it still retains its original charm . An affordable holiday to Roses can be yours with lastminute.com. A short flight from the UK will take you to one of the two airports servicing the Costa Brava - Girona or Barcelona.
Tourist development is based around the town's natural harbour and includes over two miles of fine sandy beaches, a large marina and a spotless promenade. Make sure you include an excursion to some of the best coves as part of your holiday in Roses. Canyelles Petites and Canyelle Grosses are highly recommended. Every Roses holiday should involve a trip to the Sunday market and a day on a Don Pancho cruise boat.
As well as the monuments and beaches, Roses has a reputation for producing some of the best food not only in Spain or Europe, but in the entire world. The Hacienda El Bulli restaurant is well known for its international accolades. If you can manage to book a table at this highly sought after restaurant, you are guaranteed a once in a lifetime culinary experience. If you can't, don't worry. The Hacienda El Bulli is only one of many outstanding restaurants in Roses. Wherever you go, you must try the local delicacies: salted cod and boquerones -marinated white anchovies.
A holiday in Roses is ideal for anyone looking for a chance to relax and learn about local tradition and history while experiencing some of the best food you have ever tasted. Roses is close to other resorts in Costa Brava and it is possible to go on a day trip to Barcelona or even France. Find more information on Barcelona holidays and France holidays.
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