Vejer De La Frontera
Voted: 2nd most beautiful village in Spain
Vejer de la Frontera was declared a site of great historic and artistic interest in 1976 and in 2013 was voted by Trip Advisor and Viajar magazine as the 2nd most beautiful village in Spain?
The first thing a traveller should do upon arriving in Vejer is to wander around and explore the maze of narrow winding streets and squares that make up the old medieval town. In some places you can still see the fortress walls that were carefully constructed by the Muslims in the eleventh century. As the streets zigzag up and down, it is easy to lose your way, but don’t worry – there is always someone there to help you out.
Some interesting places to visit include the Palace of the Marquess of Tamarón, now used as a cultural centre and museum, or the famous Segur Gate, located next to the Church of the Divine Saviour. A little further on and you reach the Convent, which has been converted into a museum of local customs and traditions. A final stop should be to the castle where you can enjoy some interesting festivals and cultural performances during the summer (temporarily closed for renovations).
you will find the coastline around Vejer to be a wonderful place to spend time after class and during the weekends.
If you love beaches you shouldn’t miss taking a walk along one of the wide beaches found near Vejer de la Frontera. El Palmar Beach is one of the best and very well preserved due to the fact that local authorities do not allow any construction in and around the beach. You will find this beach an excellent place to simply relax, to lay out in the sun, or to go surfing. Another popular beach is Caños de Meca Beach, full of people and activities. The beach tends to be very popular with windsurfers. All in all, you will find the coastline around Vejer to be a wonderful place to spend time after class and during the weekends.
For someone who wants to experience Southern Spain, Vejer de la Frontera is an excellent choice!
Enjoy the local surroundings and activities
Whether your are looking for a relaxing Spanish holiday on the beach, capturing stunning photos, taking long walks through the national parks or enjoying a variety of sports there is something for everyone.
Beaches on the Costa De La Luz
If you look out from any of the viewpoints in Vejer, you can see that the town is surrounded by magnificent beaches and nature reserves. Some of these beaches are true treasures of dunes and fine sands, such as El Palmar. Others are famous for their festive atmosphere, above all Caños de Meca.
The unique lush oasis of Santa Lucía is located three kilometres from the town. The Arabic aqueduct or the five water mills – already well-known in the 16th Century- make it a place of both natural beauty and historical significance.
Vejer has 82 hectares of surrounding marshland falling within the Breña and Marismas del Barbate and Barbate Marshlands Nature Park with their rich plant life of irises and willows providing a habitat for a great many birds.