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.
It is included within the Group of “Minor castles”. There is only one entrance and one exit placed where it was most accessible and easiest to defend.
The Dukes of Medina Sidonia owned the castle until the end of the 19th century. By inheritance it passed to the Marquis de Martorell, who sold it to Mr. Pedro Muñoz de Arenillas. He turned it into a private home and today it is practically unrecognizable. Anyway, it is almost intact and preserves vaulted rooms.
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