Top things to do in Sant Mateu

Top Choice Valencian in Sant Mateu


This quality restaurant at a former monastery perched on a hill 2.5km from town offers sublime views of the surrounding plain from its terrace, and a characterful vaulted interior space. It's run by a friendly young…
Spanish in Sant Mateu

La Perdi

Our favourite place for a traditional meal in the centre of Sant Mateu, the Perdi has been run for generations by the same family. A couple of set menus and solid à la carte options showcase warming regional cuisine…
Church in Sant Mateu

Iglesia Arciprestal

Just off the plaza, this Gothic village church has a Romanesque portal and a fine interior. The frescoed neo-classical side chapel has a macabre reliquary with a skeleton apparently dressed for a local Moorish and C…
Church in Sant Mateu

Ermita de la Mare de Déu dels Àngels

Follow signs from the Plaza Mayor to this loveable chapel perched on a rocky hillside, a 2.5km drive, or somewhat shorter walk, away. It was a monastery until the Spanish Civil War and preserves a baroque chapel wit…
Museum in Sant Mateu

Museo les Presons

Underneath what was once the town hall, these two thick-walled medieval dungeons are atmospheric and backed up by an exhibition of farm tools and other ethnographic implements. Ask at number 32 if you find it closed…
Museum in Sant Mateu

Museo Paleontológico

This impressive private fossil collection in a house just beyond the town walls has some excellent pieces.