Vejer Location: Southern Tip of Spain (Andalucia)
Vejer de la Frontera, declared a site of great historic and artistic interest in 1976, is one of the most beautiful villages, not only in Andalusia, but in Spain. In 1978 it won fist prize in the national competition of beautiful towns, and was awarded the title of “Area of Great Tourist Importance”. Due to its strategic hilltop position, this town has been controlled and inhabited by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and finally the Arabs. Arabs conquered Vejer at the battle of La Janda, and the village remained in Arab hands for more than five centuries. The name “de la Frontera” came about due to the fact that this town was on the frontier between Christian and Muslim Spain. The presence of these past inhabitants and their customs are still felt in this village today which is why this place is such a unique and special place to visit in Spain.
The first thing a traveler should do upon arriving in Vejer is to wander around and explore the maze of narrow streets and squares that make up the old medieval town. In some places you can still see the fortress walls that were carefully constructed by the Muslims in the eleventh century. As the streets zigzag up and down, it is easy to lose your way, but don’t worry – there is always someone there to help you out. Some interesting places to visit include the Palace of the Marquess of Tamarón, now used as a tourist office, or the famous Segur Gate, located next to the Church of the Divine Saviour. On the other side of the village, you will run into several narrow streets that lead to the Convent, where interesting paintings and sculptures are often exhibited. A final stop should be to the castle where you can enjoy some interesting festivals and cultural performances during the summer.
If you love beaches you shouldn’t miss taking a walk along one of the wide beaches found near Vejer de la Frontera. El Palmar Beach is one of the best and very well-preserved due to the fact that local authorities do not allow any construction in and around the beach. You will find this beach an excellent place to simply relax, to lay out in the sun, or to go surfing. Another popular beach is Caños de Meca Beach, full of people and activities. The beach tends to be very popular with windsurfers. All in all, you will find the coastline around Vejer to be a wonderful place to spend time after class and during the weekends. For someone who wants to experience Southern Spain, Vejer de la Frontera is an excellent choice!
Things To See And Do In The Area
- Get to know a wonderful small town
- Explore the winding maze of streets
- Check out the historic sites of interest
- Relax on the beach
- Try out the wonderful local cuisine
- Participate in a variety of water sports
- Explore the surrounding region
- And much…much…more!
We are confident that learning Spanish at the Vejer Spanish School will be a wonderful experience!
Getting To Vejer, Spain
- Fly into Sevila, Jerez or Malaga
- From one of those cities take a bus to Vejer
If you have questions about how to arrive into Vejer, Spain please do not hesitate to contact us.