The town planning of the town of Roses (11th-18th centuries)

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Keywords: Roses, Urbanism, Medieval, Port, Landscape


The urban development of Roses during the Middle Ages has its origin in the creation of the monastery of Santa Maria de Roses, where the first urban nucleus was formed and its first documented mention is dated from the end of the 11th century. The demographic and economic growth of the 13th century allowed the creation of a regular urbanistic plan, which was surrounded by a new wall. On the other side, two more urban areas were formed outside the fortified town, a commercial and military district, at the Port, and a fishery hood, at Les Botigues.