What to See in Vejer de la Frontera

Find out what to see in Vejer de la Frontera (Province of Cadiz). The best things to see and the most popular places to visit. Reviews, photos and more.

What to See in Vejer de la Frontera
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Vejer de la Frontera stands out because it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. In addition, its architectural beauty and the beautiful landscape that surrounds it make it a unique place. It is a town that is also close to La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park. Therefore, the natural landscape makes the town an essential place.

One of the points of interest of the municipality is the natural area of ​​the coast of Vejer de la Frontera. El Palmar beach is one of the most frequented ones for its beautiful surroundings, its fine sand and crystal clear waters. Surfing is the biggest attraction here thanks to its excellent waves. Also, in this area there are numerous accommodation and catering services, as well as the best atmosphere in the premises and beach bars during the summer months.

Upon entering its old town you can know its unique spots, such as the Plaza de España. This is a place of authentic beauty and great importance from an architectural and artistic point of view.

One of the most interesting historical buildings is the Castle of Vejer de la Frontera. It is located in the oldest inhabited area of ​​the municipality and has great historical value. On the other hand, Las Tres AveMarías Windmills are very important, as they were built to preserve the history and culture of the municipality.

Another point of interest of the most frequented is the most important religious building in Vejer: the Divino Salvador Parish Church. It is an emblematic building for the culture of the town.

The museums that can be visited are the Convent of the Monjas Concepcionistas and the Marqués de Tamarón Palace House. Both of them show part of Vejer’s rich historical heritage.

Vejer also has some designated dates that give the town more visibility. The Toro Embolao, which takes place on Easter Sunday; the Spring Fair, the great festival of Vejer in April. Velada de Nuestra Señora de la Oliva, that on August 10 the image arrives at Vejer and on the 24th they transfer it to the Sanctuary. Finally, the Automobile Climb to Vejer is not classifiable as a feast, but it is a test that has been held since 1983 and scores for the Andalusian Mountain Championship.

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Castle of Vejer de la Frontera
The Castle of Vejer de la Frontera has its origin in the 10th and 11th centuries, in the times of Rahman I and successors. Built on top of another castle of Arabic origin, of which some vestiges remain such as the Puerta de Herradura (“Horseshoe Door”). It is possibly the oldest inhabited area in Vejer....

La Breña y Marismas del Barbate
La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park is framed in the municipalities of Barbate, Los Caños de Meca and Vejer de la Frontera. It presents, through its cliffs and precipices, one of the most impressive views of the province. Its deep pine forest contains a great fauna, especially poultry. Barbate, Los Caños and Vejer...

Marques de Tamaron House Palace
The Marques de Tamaron House Palace (“Casa Palacio Marqués de Tamarón”) is a manor house built in the late 17th century in Vejer de la Frontera. It was renovated and expanded in the 18th century by the Marquis of Tamaron. It was built next to the Arco de la Segur, one of the entrance doors...

Playa El Palmar
Playa El Palmar, at the feet of Vejer de la Frontera, is one of our favourite places in the province of Cádiz. Its great length and golden sand will captivate you. This beach has all kinds of services. These include toilets, spa, Red Cross, showers, rescue equipment, litter bins, Local Police. Marina, warning sign, cleaning...

Las Tres AveMarias Windmills
Las Tres AveMarias Windmills (“The three Hail Marys Windmill”) were built to preserve the tradition of Vejer de la Frontera. This municipality has been always identified with the silhouette of this type of constructions. You can take a guided tour to learn about the functioning of the mills. Taking different hiking routes around the mills...

Convent of the Conceptionists
The Convent of the Conceptionists (Convento de las Monjas Concepcionistas), in Vejer de la Frontera, is all that remains of the original ensemble founded by Juan Amaya in the mid-16th century. It served as his and his wife’s own mausoleum. The façade of the church is in Renaissance style. Next to it you will find...

Divino Salvador Parish Church
The Divino Salvador Parish Church is the most important temple in Vejer de la Frontera. Built on ancient Arab mosque, it consists of two clearly differentiated parts corresponding to the two stages of its construction. The Gothic-Mudejar apse of the 14th century, and an extension built in the late Gothic style during the late 15th...

Plaza de España Vejer
Plaza de España (“Spain Square”), in Vejer de la Frontera, has its origins in the 16th century, when the city exceeded the existing walled enclosure. During subsequent centuries, it was used for the celebration of different bullfighting activities. The current appearance of this spot, including the central fountain, is due to a remodelling. It was...

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