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Vejer -declared Artistic Historic Site in 1976 and I National Prize for the Beautification of Villages in 1978- is located on a hill with incredible views of the southwest of the province of Cádiz (190 m above sea level), bordering the Atlantic , Conil, Chiclana, Medina Sidonia, Tarifa and Barbate.

Of purely defensive character, in Vejer we find under its walls remains of the Bronze Age, as well as remains of walls from the Turdetan period and some ceramics and mosaics from the Roman era.

In 711 after the Battle of the Janda (or the Guadalete) in which D. Rodrigo was defeated by the North African troops, and for five and a half centuries, Vejer remains under Muslim rule.
Hence Vejer's enrichment of the Arab-Islamic culture. In fact, there are still some remains such as the castle door (S.XI) and part of the walls, without neglecting the fabric of its streets and its irregular layout.

To situate ourselves, we will take into account that there are four entrances or doors: Arco de la Segur, Arco de Sancho IV, Arco de la Villa and Arco de Puerta Cerrada and three towers: Torre del Mayorazgo, Torre de San Juan and Torre de la Corredera.

Starting our tour of the Paseo de la Corredera - stage of the Battle of the Janda- we find the Walled Enclosure (s.XV) in which we will see the Torre de la Corredera.
To the north of the wall is one of the gates of the walled enclosure - the Arco de Sancho IV - through which we access the Casa del Mayorazgo: an 18th-century baroque manor house, with a large front and standing out in the interior his two courtyards. The main one is of two bodies with arches on columns, and the backside adjoins the Torre del Homenaje, from which we can admire the view of the Barbate river, the coast of Zahara de los Atunes and the National Park of La Breña and Marismas del Barbate .

If we follow the route we find the Plaza de España.
Dating back to the 16th century, for two centuries it was the place chosen by gentlemen and knights for celebrations and bullfighting celebrations.
In the center of the Plaza, a fountain made with Sevillian tiles was built in 1957. Since then the Plaza de España is popularly known as the Plaza de los Pescaitos - for which there is at its source.
As interesting buildings in the square we highlight the Town Hall and the Court of Peace, as well as the proximity to the Callejón de la Villa and the Arco de la Villa, which was at the time the most important access in the city.

Before entering the Barrio de la Judería through the Puerta Cerrada arch, we suggest walking along Canalejas street, Capitán Quintanilla and Mesón de Ánimas, streets with an irregular layout, with white houses, patios and balconies with grilles and flowers.

The Castle - Islamic - dates from the tenth and eleventh centuries and is the highest area of ​​the old town. We enter through the only access door to the outside, through a horseshoe arch framed in an alfiz that gives way to the main courtyard - still conserving a cistern under the ground and a well - and the parade ground, where you can climb the battlements with a fantastic view of the whole town.

The Castle of Vejer was declared a National Monument in 1931.
In one of the walls you can see a plaque commemorating the twinning of the city with Chef-Chauen (Morocco)

Another must-see in Vejer is the Convent of the Concepcion Monks, in the Renaissance style (16th century).
It was built in 1552 by order of D. Juan Amaya for his own burial and his wife.
It emphasizes his main cover, the spherical cupola on the greater Chapel and the vaulted crypts.
It was a Franciscan convent before passing into the hands of the nuns of La Concepción. It is currently an auditorium where religious and cultural events are held.
Next to it, Callejón de las Monjas is one of the most emblematic streets of Vejer.

Following our monumental path we find the Parish Church of the Divine Savior, built on an old mosque (the minaret is still preserved).
It is a basilica church with a rectangular apse and formed by three naves.
It is built in two clearly differentiated stages:
The Gothic Mudejar head of the fourteenth century is composed of rectangular and sturdy pillars on which rest the pointed arches, covered by a vault with central nerves.
In the lateral naves there are three chapels that house religious images highlighting the Crucified Gothic and the figure of the Nazarene
The late Gothic extension of the late fifteenth century is formed by four sections separated by high-rise pillars giving a great luminosity to the church that contrasts with the darkness of the Mudéjar construction.
We also highlight the Altar Mayor Altarpiece (17th century) with a beautiful frontal of Mudejar ceramics.

 

 

 
 

Hostels & Holiday rentals in Vejer

 
 
Hostal La Posada
 
Cassa Dulce
 
Hostal Luz
 
Hostal Buena Vista
 
 

Hostal La Posada

Offering air-conditioned rooms with free WiFI, Located in the historic town of Vejer. This guest house has a 24-hour reception and shared lounge area.

 

 

Cassa Dulce

Situated in Vejer de la Frontera in the Andalucía region, Cassa Dulce has a terrace. The holiday home features mountain views and is 43 km from Cádiz.

 

Hostal Luz

Located in the new part of Vejer de la Frontera, Hostal Luz is a 10-minute walk from the Old Town. It offers free Wi-Fi in rooms and has a drinks vending machine.

 

Hostal Buena Vista

Hostal Buena Vista is located in Vejer de la Frontera. This guest house features free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage.

 

 

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Vejer old town: history, shopping, restaurants..

 

 

Vejer sits a few kilometres away from the coast, El Palmar. The visitor can have a beautiful panoramic view´s

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Shoppin andalusian souvenirs and eat on tipically gadisian restaurants in Vejer de la Frontera and El Palmar Beach

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Old town Vejer: Plaza de los Pescaitos. Barrio de la Judería, Castle, Church El Divino Salvador,Casa del Mayorazgo...

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Surfcamps & Holiday homes in El Palmar Beach / Vejer Coast

 
 
Casa del Mar
 
Nexo Surf House
  Casa Francisco el de Siempre  
Hostal Restaurante La Ilusion
 
 

Casa del Mar

Boasting accommodation with a terrace, Casa del Mar is set in El Palmar. Featuring sea views and a garden, this holiday home also comes with free WiFi.

 

 

Nexo Surf House

Nexo Surf House is set 300m from the Beach, and it is adapted for the surfer’s needs. Great accommodation with free WiFi.

 

Casa Francisco el de Siempre

Just 25 metres from the Playa del Palmar Beach, Casa Francisco el de Siempre features an à la carte restaurant, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk.

 

Hostal La Ilusión

Set on the beach front, Hotel Restaurante La Ilusión is situated in El Palmar, 40 minutes’ drive south of Cádiz. It offers a large garden area with an outdoor terrace and a restaurant.

 

 

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Beaches & surfing,  sunsets

 

 

Surfing and Bodyboarding

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Surfing, Bodyboarding,Paddle Surf, Kayak.. The famous "big wave" in Andalucía: El Palmar

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The glamourous "chiringuitos" at Vejer Coast. Cortijo del Cartero, Gurugú, El Cortijiyo,El Dorado, Gran Baba...

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The most beatiful lighthouse at the coast. Near to Vejer, visit Caños de Meca and Zahora.

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