The Bay of Roses

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The Bay of Roses is bounded to the north by the Punta de la Poncella (under Trinitat castle) and to the south by the mouth of the Mugueta river. The Lighthouse of Roses, on the Punta de la Bateria, and that of Santa Margarida, at the mouth of the Muga, indicate its two extremities.

This privileged enclave has had an important historical role as a shelter for navigation and main gateway to the northern sector of the Alt Empordà plain. This was the place chosen by the Greeks from the colony of Massalia to found Rhode (Rodes), succeeded in the High Middle Ages by the town of Roses, which was developed on the remains of the old town and around the monastery of Santa Maria de Roses.