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In the Middle Ages, Sant Mateu was made wealthy by the silk trade. Now you can discover its rich heritage by visiting its beautiful historic centre.

Sant Mateu is a charming village in inland province of Castellón that was historically the capital of El Baix Maestrat. You’ll have a wonderful time here getting lost in the labyrinthian streets and discovering the local gastronomy, culture and traditions. In medieval times, Sant Mateu was made wealthy by the silk trade.

Nowadays, you can discover all of Sant Mateu’s heritage by visiting the Conjunto Histórico, the Historic Centre. The churches, 12th and 13th century civic buildings, a medieval oven, fountains and stone façades defined by Gothic and Renaissance windows create a beautiful urbanscape. 

One of the best ways to really appreciate the wonders of Sant Mateu is to take a guided tour of the sights. You’ll discover its porticoed main plaza, Gothic palaces, such as the Townhall and Borrull Palace, as well as Renaissance buildings, like Marqués de Villores Palace. The local museums will immerse you even further into the village’s history, as well as its customs and traditions. We’d also recommend visiting Sant Mateu’s most iconic sight, San Mateo Apóstol Archpriest Church, a beautiful example of Romanesque and Gothic architecture in the Region of Valencia

Next, venture into the surrounding countryside, including El Ángel Valley, where you can see the oldest olive groves in Spain, planted over 2,000 years ago.

Discover all of Sant Mateu’s heritage: you might find that one visit won’t be quite enough.