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Worth a visit we walked around siget seeing .we had a lovely time walking around the old streets... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Benalmadena, Spain
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this is the main archway into the old quarter. it is well preserved and does make for a good photo... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Avenida de Andalucia, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Worth a visit we walked around siget seeing .we had a lovely time walking around the old streets and found a few lovely bars and shops.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

this is the main archway into the old quarter. it is well preserved and does make for a good photo op.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank worldexplorer53
Reviewed November 15, 2018

You don't really need to go out of the way to come see the arch, but if you are going to visit the old town in Tarifa, you're gonna see it anyways, and it's photo-worthy if you are there. It was maybe a two minute...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited recently for lunch . The old town of Tarifa has plenty of places to eat down the labyrinth of streets that are accessed via the arch .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank coughandcath
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Unless I'm missing something, I can't see any reference to "Strolling the streets, alleyways and squares of the old town" in the list of things to do in Tarifa! Yes, the Puerta de Jerez is lovely, but it's what's beyond it that I found fascinating,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

A well preserved entrance to the old part of Tarifa. Glad that this remains when other parts of the wall are gone. Worth noting that you can walk part of the walls when paying an entrance to see the castle (pay €5 instead of €4...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank jilltim
Reviewed January 23, 2018

The entire inner city of Tarifa used to be enclosed by Moorish city walls. Of the four original gates, the 'Puerta de Jerez' is the only remaining one. The city walls and gates were initially probably built in the 9th century, but were definitely rebuilt/reinforced...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Paul B
Reviewed December 28, 2017

The Roman walls can be found while discovering the little streets running like a maze off the main squares. Good atmosphere and ruins are in reasonable condition. Plenty of watering holes to quench that thirst

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Anne G
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

The gate is in excellent condition and has good features. The locals sit outside it chatting away while everyone walks in and out. It doesn't take long to view but is worth seeing. Its not far from the inside market or the castle. A lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank heleneshaw
Reviewed August 20, 2017

This is a nice place to take pictures. It is easy to get to and is at the heart of Tarifa. While there are many such gates in Spain, this one seems to be one of the more well-preserved.

Date of experience: July 2017
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