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Church of San Mateo

Calle Sancho IV El Bravo 1V, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
+34 956 68 44 03
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Historical

Again, it is a small church with a great deal of history. It shows the church through its... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Olivia089
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Highland Village, Texas
A wonderful church that is the HEART of the community

A most place to visit on any visit to the Old Town, it is the HEART of the community, we have seen... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
garryjh
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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  • Poor2%
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“old town” (9 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Calle Sancho IV El Bravo 1V, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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+34 956 68 44 03
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"century"
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"gothic"
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"medina"
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"funeral"
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Again, it is a small church with a great deal of history. It shows the church through its different religious occupations during historical times.

Thank Olivia089
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

A most place to visit on any visit to the Old Town, it is the HEART of the community, we have seen weddings, funerals and confirmations all taking place in this wonderful church

Thank garryjh
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The San Mateo Church seems to be the main church in Tarifa. Therefore, the first thing I noticed about this church was that there is no square around it. It's just located at the end of the lively Sancho IV el Bravo Street, not even...More

3  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

A beautiful little/big Church ! Towers over the small square and while a fairly plain exterior is very lovely inside ! We were walking the city walls when the bells went off, very impressive peal & display ! Well worth a stop when in Town...More

1  Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

In the centre of the old walled town, with a nice nativity display piece. Worth a visit if you have a few minutes to spare

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Well worth a visit. Limited opening times. No charge. Beautiful alters and sense of serenity. Great bells!

Thank SouthOfSmWh
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

If the church is open while you are here, take a walk inside. It's really pretty with a high, vaulted ceiling and a beautiful alter. We walked in after a funeral party and every candle was lit! It was quite spectacular to see. I hadn't...More

Thank Ellenlyn
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on the feast day of Our Lady's birthday and just missed a special mass in the church, several local people were still there, the women dressed in beautiful flamenco style. The church itself is lovely, very Spanish in its statues etc and a...More

Thank chotirani2016
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

They just don't build churches like they did 400 years ago. Amazing little church in the heart of Tarifa. The old stone architecture is amazing. But the sculptures are fascinating ... amazing to see a different cultural interpretation, including the Christ of the Medina.

Thank Wineaux FromAlexandria
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

A wonderful ancient church in Tarifa.It seems to be brought from some another town :) I haven't seen it inside but anyway the building is impressive

Thank KaTsy31
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