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Vejer de la Frontera Travel Guide: 104 reviews and 276 photos


Saturday, May 13, 2006
Perched high above the steep gorge of the River Barbate and the surrounding countryside, the old town of VEJER DE LA FRONTERA has an abundance of historical monuments. The Castle, turreted medieval walls, minaret of the old mosque, churches and convents, are a blend of Moorish, Visigoth and Mudejar styles.
Entering the upper part of the village through the original Moorish gates, you will see that Vejer has a strong Moorish character ( occupied by Moors up to 1250 ) and a maze of narrow, cobbled streets.
Hans and I , along with Carmen and Stace stopped here on our way to the Coast and Tarifa. Vejer is in Cadiz Province and is southwest of Jerez and northwest of Tarifa.


The Parish Church of the Divine Salvador or IGLESIA PAROQUIAL DIVINO SALVADOR was constructed during the 14th century on the site of an old mosque. The front of the Church is Visigothic while the remainder is Mudejar. Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Oliva is a local chapel which houses a 16th century carved image of the Virgin Mary

  • Last visit to Vejer de la Frontera: May 2006
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2013 at 4:07 AM

    Fifty years ago today I took a ferry from Ceuta to Algeciras, got my bicycle out of storage and rode it from Algeciras to Vejer de la Frontera.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Feb 18, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      Vejer de la Frontera was a loveley town to visit. Thanks for stopping by Don.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Vejer de la Frontera looks absolutely stunning with all its Moorish architecture. I loved the windmill too. A very enjoyable virtual tour!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Of Vejer de la Frontera I knew only the name. Thank you for the virtual visit, it looks very interesting with it blend of influences!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2008 at 7:22 AM

    I love those small Spanish towns like that, and the Moorish walls are especially impressive there.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2007 at 10:01 AM

    Shure it looks like an attractive place to visit next time. Thanks Lori for sharing!

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2007 at 8:13 AM

    A place I'd love to visit. Interesting tips and lovely pictures. The ceramic is so colorful.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2006 at 9:05 AM

    I was lucky to visit Vejer de la Frontera and I liked this place a lot (and some local wine :-). Great photographs and descriptions as your usual!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2006 at 11:18 AM

    Enticing page - interesting photos. Spain keeps calling me. Some day Karen and I will make it there.

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2006 at 3:38 PM

    One fo my favorite places in andalucia! I am so glad you like it!!!

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2006 at 7:21 PM

    What's with all the Italian food in Spain? Had you overdosed on tapas? ;-) BUUUEENNNOOO!


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