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Main Sights in Tarifa

Discover the historical gems of Tarifa town. © Michelle Chaplow
Discover the historical gems of Tarifa town.

Main Sights in Tarifa

Tarifa is a small but historic town with a relaxed vibe. Its most famous monument is the castle. Other attractions are Alhameda Gardens, Plaza de la Ranita, Church of San Mateo, Jerez Gate, Miramar Gardens, Municipal Museum and Santa Catalina the fake Castle.

 

 

This impressive, solidly-built Moorish fortification, which played an important part in early Spanish history, has been recently restored. As the southern-most point of the peninsula, Tarifa was… More →

The magnificent church of San Mateo is the main church in Tarifa, located in the centre of the old town on Calle Sancho IV el Bravo. All the town´s big weddings and religious festivals are held… More →

Isla de las Palomas jointed to Tarifa by a causeway is the most southerly tip of mainland Spain and mainland Europe. The island is currently only open to the public for guided tours, however you… More →

Tarifa is a small but historic town with a relaxed vibe. Its most famous monument is the castle . Other attractions are Alhameda Gardens, Plaza de la Ranita, Church of San Mateo, Jerez Gate,… More →

Castillo Santa Catalina is an observation tower which was constructed in 1931 in the style of a 16th-century castle, on a small hill of the same name. The ‘castle’ has a large, strangely out-of-… More →

This is a typical Andalucian tree-lined avenue with bars and restaurants, where the old folk sit on wrought-iron benches in the shade of the vast palms. You will find a number of good restaurants… More →

This central plazain Tarifa town has three names. Officially called Plaza de Santa Maria, after the church on one corner, its older name of Plaza Alfonso XII is still on the wall. However it is… More →

You can get an impressive view over the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco from the Miramar Gardens on Calle Amargura next to the Town Hall in Plaza de la Ranita. The gardens are located on top of… More →

The Municipal Museum in Tarifa is well worth a visit. It is located in the same attractive square as the Town Hall, officially called Plaza de Santa Maria, but known locally as the Square of the… More →

Jerez Gate is is a medieval gateway flanked by two crenellated towers and the only entrance through the old Moorish city walls that remains today of the four original ones - as the name suggests,… More →

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