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In late-December, 2008 Sue and I managed to spend three nights on Spain's very beautiful Atlantic coast along the Strait of Gibraltar, and one of those nights was in Vejer de la Frontera, one of the country's most spectacular 'white villages'. Located atop a 190-m mountain a short distance inland from the coast for defensive purposes, this view was taken from the balcony of our hostal as we gazed out over the surrounding countryside at another white village located on its own peak!
With a population of only 13,000 souls, Vejer is a friendly and compact spot with a history that goes back hundreds of centuries. The town came under Moorish rule in the year 711 and it lasted for more than 500 years until the Christian conquest - with the Moorish influence still readily apparent in the architecture everywhere you look. Between exploring the streets of the town itself, checking out the beach and lighthouse at nearby Cape Trafalgar and exploring the 2000-year old Roman ruins at Baelo Claudia, we certainly had a very enjoyable stay in Vejer de la Frontera!
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