Vejer de la Frontera

Reigning supreme on the top of a cliff, this white village has been a frontier post, occupied since Phoenician times. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Riff mountains of Africa to the south and fertile agricultural plains and Parque Natural de los Alcornocales to the north, it offers panoramic views of the area.

With its deep rooted Moorish past, it is a labyrinth of narrow streets, jumbled houses and whitewashed patios, each with a history to tell. This is one of the most attractive of the famed pueblos blancos.

Wind up the hillside and try and park in the newer part of town as space is limited in the medieval quarter. Vejer has become fashionable in recent years, and good restaurants such as El Jardin del Califa have thrived. The cafes and bars are worth exploring for genuine Andalucian fare. At night, the town has a quite charming and very romantic atmosphere.

 

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