is the southern most region of Spain. It contains the historic
cities of Sevilla, Granada, and Cádiz and many examples
of Moorish architecture.
The whitewashed villages of Andalucia are impressive historical
monuments in themselves, and their people still live according
to age-old traditions, inherited from their Iberian, Roman and
Many of the villages near the coast have become fashionable resorts,
while still conserving their ancient charm, whereas others, lost
in the highlands of Andalusia, remain rough and ready olive-farming
towns, with a special appeal for the adventurous travelers.
Most Andalusian towns began as fortresses, which stood along the
ever-fluctuating frontier between the Christian and Moorish realms,
as is apparent in the names of such towns as "Jerez de la
Frontera", "Arcos de la Frontera", "Morón
de la Frontera"... Over the centuries, many have developed
into thriving agricultural centres producing olive oil, fruit
and vegetables and goat's milk.
DE LA FRONTERA
(Province of Cádiz), classified as a world
heritage monument, is one of the famous white villages or “pueblos
blancos” of Andalusia. This stunning castellated town is a
magical place to explore, its quiet cobbled streets meandering through
a charming jumble of secret corners, hidden patios and delightful
houses. Hidden behind ancient walls, it has a magnificent church.
Great care has been taken to preserve this beautiful town. One is
relieved to find barely a hint of plastic or a trace of the 20th
Century. The town square, plaza de España, is shaded by vast
palm trees, it has a wonderful old fountain with traditional ceramic
Andalusian frogs which spout water high into the air.
See also: www.vejer.com
In town, leave your car at the convenient parking area at the
entrance of the town and walk to all amenities including shops,
restaurants, tapas bars (Andalusia has more tapas bars than any
other region), internet cafés, language school, health
In Vejer itself you are spoilt for choice in discovering this
corner of Spain that still conserves its natural beauty and cultural
heritage, like the ‘Semana Sancta’ at Easter with
religious processions, Flamenco dancers, Sevillanas singing contests
and a year full of fairs where everybody parades in traditional
dress, riding gorgeous horses. One of the best “Collegios”
in Spain for learning Spanish, La Salsa or playing guitar is right
in the centre of Vejer!
And of course the best sherry’s are made from the vines
growing on these sun-beaten hills. Visiting these Bodega’s
is a spiritual experience!
Within a ten
minute drive you will find on the Atlantic coast some of the most
beautiful and unspoilt sandy beaches in Europe. For the more active
holiday makers there is an astounding variety of outdoor activities
available, like golf,(deep sea) fishing, snorkeling & diving,
hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, go-carting, sailing,
whale and dolphin watching, mountain biking, hang gliding, wind
& kite surfing and even skiing. For a change you can take
a short boat ride which brings you from the nearby harbor of Tarifa
to exotic Morocco and the fascinating cities of Tanger and Ceuta.
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