This place has a fairytale feel. Its defensive walls, whitewashed houses, and labyrinthine network of narrow winding streets are a reminder of a bygone era. Welcome to the White Town of Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia.
In the days of Al-Andalus, the Moorish occupation of Spain, the town flourished as an important fortress town and commercial center. The name Vejer de la Frontera refers to its location on the border between Christian and Moorish territories during the Reconquista. Situated on a hilltop, the town has been a strategic target throughout the centuries. It has a number of viewpoints that offer great panoramic views, from the rolling countryside to the glistening Atlantic Ocean.
Target Throughout Centuries
Vejer de la Frontera has a rich cultural calendar including annual events such as the Semana Santa processions (Holy Week), the Feria de Primavera (Spring Fair), and the Belén Viviente (Living Nativity). There is also a lively gastronomic scene, with many traditional taverns, tapas bars, Moroccan restaurants, and other local specialties.