6 Sights in Tarifa, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Tarifa, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Tarifa, Spain.

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1. Iglesia de San Mateo

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Iglesia de San Mateo is the main church of Tarifa in the Province of Cadiz, Spain. It was supposed to have been built in 1506 on the remains of an old mosque, although worship at the church has only been mentioned in documents since 1534, another date given for its inauguration. Numerous alterations have been made to the church over the centuries. The main Baroque facade was designed by architect Torcuato Cayon de la Vega in 1774, and the work was completed four years later under the direction of maestro Carlos Hermida. The bell tower has a square, robust base, and is topped with a fluted dome. The Capilla del Sagrario was restored in 1899, a magnificent dome on scallops that extends to the ground forming three semicircular chapels.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Mateo (Tarifa) (EN)

2. Baelo Claudia

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Baelo Claudia was an ancient Roman town in Hispania, located 22 kilometres (14 mi) outside of Tarifa, near the village of Bolonia, in southern Spain. On the shore of the Strait of Gibraltar, the town was originally a fishing village and trade link when it was settled approximately 2,000 years ago. Although prosperous at the time of Emperor Claudius, it went into a decline partially fueled by earthquakes and was abandoned by the 6th century.

Wikipedia: Baelo Claudia (EN)

3. Sancho IV de Castilla

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Sancho IV de Castilla

Sancho IV of Castile called the Brave, was the king of Castile, León and Galicia from 1284 to his death. Following his brother Ferdinand's death, he gained the support of nobles that declared him king instead of Ferdinand's son Alfonso. Faced with revolts throughout his reign, before he died he made his wife regent for his son Ferdinand IV.

Wikipedia: Sancho IV of Castile (EN)

4. Necropolis de Los Algarbes

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Necropolis de Los Algarbes Lothar Bergmann / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Necropolis of the Algarves is an archaeological site located in the Spanish municipality of Tarifa, Cádiz. It represents one of the most important archaeological complexes in the province, corresponding to the Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages, dating back to the end of the third millennium BC. C.

Wikipedia: Necrópolis de Los Algarbes (ES)

5. Torre Vigía Guadalmesi

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The Guadalmesí Tower, also called Guadalmedina, is a beacon tower located on the northern shore of the Strait of Gibraltar, in the municipality of Tarifa, included within the Strait of Gibraltar Natural Park and declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) on June 29, 1985.

Wikipedia: Torre de Guadalmesí (ES)

6. Francisco de Copons y Navía

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Francisco de Copons y Navía

Francisco Copons y Navia, 1st Count of Tarifa was a Spanish soldier, active during the War of the Pyrenees and the Peninsular War. He was appointed captain general of Catalonia in 1812 and promoted to lieutenant general in 1814.

Wikipedia: Francisco Copons y Navia (EN), Website


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