Founded by Greek mariners from Rhodes, Roses is a living museum bearing the traces of the passing ages and of the many cultures that once inhabited it in the past. Some good examples of Roses` long history are the monastery Santa Maria de Roses and the Dolmen Creu d`en Cobertella. The town welcomes visitors with a variety of artistic and historical monuments in a scenic setting of the bay, a perfectly sheltered spot to enjoy the sandy beaches. Roses stretches between the mountains and the sea, so you have that feeling of protection from the mountains, as you set about the “tiresome task” of exploring its gorgeous coves and beaches. If you want to get a bit more active, this is a great spot for snorkelling, to enjoy the magic of the local underwater life.