The image of this white walled village makes travelers fall in love. Vejer de la Frontera is one of those destinations where you risk running out of memory in your camera very fast. There are many attractions that are hidden, but we have chosen these for your unforgettable visit.
Plaza de España or “Plaza de los Pescaitos”, as locals call it, is a charming place in the heart of Vejer. A place to take in the pulse of the city, sit at one of the terraces while enjoying the calm and relaxed environment in one of the most beautiful squares of Cádiz. You cannot miss the many Sevillian blue tile artworks.
The defensive origin of the municipality has made it possible to preserve, almost intact, the strong walls that protected the city and the four gates up till this day. The tortuous path of the municipality will have you discovering beautiful corners filled with history.
You cannot lose the opportunity to stop at the food market where local products share space with stands that reflect the Andalusian past of this town. Ideal for exploring the uniqueness of Vejer, and the perfect place to sample typical tapas and local wines.
One of the symbols of the town are definitely its windmills. We recommend you go to the San Miguel area, where there are the so-called “Tres Avemarías”, which are the mills of San Francisco, San José and San Antonio, which undoubtedly are the most beautiful and best preserved in the area. Do not hesitate to enter into the San Jose mill to see the rudimentary technology used as well as an exhibition of old tools.
Vejer de la Frontera is a destination that will have you enjoying with your five senses, and of course, taste is the one you will enjoy the most. Located in Plaza de España, you will find a charming restaurant, El Jardin del Califa, decorated with an exquisite style. It offers delicious Arab cuisine dishes.
Located near the castle, in the highest part of the old town, this church built on an ancient Arab mosque, is one of the most important monuments of Vejer.
No visit to Vejer can be complete until you bathe in Playa del Palmar. Located a stone’s throw from Vejer, Playa del Palmar is one of the last unspoiled corners of Andalucía. A huge beach of 8km of fine sand surrounded by a large dune system. The sunsets here will leave you speechless.
This is undoubtedly an obligatory stop on your journey from Iglesia del Divino Salvador to the Castillo. Founded in 1522, it is one of the few monastic churches of the Cadiz diocese. In addition, Arco de las Monjas has a spectacular view and is a good place to take the camera out and take great pictures of the white houses of Vejer.