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Tarifa Town - Main Sights

Discover the historical gems of Tarifa town. © Michelle Chaplow
Discover the historical gems of Tarifa town.
Tarifa is a small but historic town with a relaxed vibe, thanks to its status as a Mecca for wind-powered watersports fans. Its most famous monument is the castle, which dates back many centuries as the town was one of the first arrival points for the Moors from North Africa, just across the sea.




Typical Andalucian tree-lined avenue for strolling and sitting at a cafe. More >

Plaza de la Ranita

Square with a pretty and unusual little fountain. More >

Castle of Guzman the Bueno

The Arab Castle of Guzman El Bueno is open to visitors. More >

Church of San Mateo

The magnificent church of San Mateo is in the town centre. More >

Jerez Gate

The 8th Century Jerez Gate has been recently restored. More >

Miramar Gardens

There is an impressive view of the shores of Morocco from the Miramar Gardens. More >

Municipal Museum

The museum is located in Plaza de Santa Maria. More >

Santa Catalina Castle

Observation tower dating from 1931. More >