Vejer de la Frontera is a picturesque Pueblo Blanco (White Town) that exudes a sense of fairy tale. Its defensive walls, labyrinthine network of narrow winding streets, and whitewashed houses are all from a bygone era.
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.
What to Do in Vejer
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 Noche de las Velas (Night of the Candles, when the streets are decorated with flickering candles). There is also a lively gastronomic scene, with many traditional taverns, tapas bars, Moroccan restaurants, and other local specialties.