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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
Worth a visit,

The San Mateo Church seems to be the main church in Tarifa. Therefore, the first thing I noticed... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Paul B
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth to see.Beautiful inside and out.Situated in the heart of the old town.supposed to be built in 1506.

Thank Evelina B
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
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
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

4  Thank Paul B
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
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

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 31 October 2017

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

Thank SouthOfSmWh
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
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
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.

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