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Vejer & Andalusia

 

Andalusia 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 Moorish forefathers.
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.

see also: www.andalucia.com

VEJER 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 centre, etc.
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!

See also: www.lajanda.org

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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