Sant Mateu Travel guide
Sant Mateu : Michelin's recommendations
The historic capital of the Maeztrazgo, Sant Mateu was granted to the Military Order of Montesa in 1319 and grew rich thanks to the wool trade. It took centre stage in the history books when, on 15 August 1429, Clement VIII renounced his pontificate in the church here (thereby ending schism in the West). The heart of the town is around the Plaza Mayor, composed of 14C porticoed houses. Along the Calle Historiador Betí are several fine 14C-15C Gothic palaces.