Information & Facts
History buffs will find plenty of ancient cultural sites to
visit, including the Citadel, which was built in 776 BC by the
Romans. Roses is a haven for bird watching and other wildlife
spotting, with several observatories and other animal centres in
the area. You can also see Salvador Dali's former home only 12
miles (19km) away, or visit the Dali Museum in Figueres. The
man-made beaches offer opportunities to swim, snorkel, sail, or
just lie on the beach and get that golden tan, while the
surrounding Catalonian countryside has a great range of sightseeing
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Some neighbouring beaches are nudist beaches and families
travelling with children should take this into account before
booking a holiday.
Roses' nightlife is bustling, with every option from live
flamenco music to thumping house clubs. New Orleans in Avenida Clot
dels Franquets Nord is home to the most clubs, and popular venues
include Octopussy, Picasso, and Chic. Roses hosts regular
fiestasand festivals, on almost a monthly basis.
There are a number of restaurants in Roses serving excellent
local Catalan cuisine. Try the suquet de peix, a stew made from
fresh fish and shellfish. For the best food in Roses, holidaymakers
can visit the world-famous El Bulli restaurant, Pasko's Balkan
Grill or Rafas. The area around Xines Mulan has a range of cuisine
from Mexican to steaks and Chinese food.
Most of the shops in Roses are concentrated near the beachfront
area. There are a few good markets around the town centre selling
locally made holiday souvenirs such as jewellery, leather goods,
and fabric. The best market is held in Roses every Sunday.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).