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As featured in the "Sunday Times Travel Magazine - Nov 2013"!

Vejer is a true gem on the Costa de la Luz! The aim of this site is to provide information for English speaking visitors to Vejer and the Costa de la Luz area of Spain. However long you spend in Vejer and the surrounding area, it won't be enough!

Vejer

Vejer is a Moorish looking hilltop town (190 metres above sea level) a place of white-washed houses, narrow winding streets, excellent food and wine and the unspoilt beaches of the Costa de la Luz are only a 10-15 minute drive away.

Today Vejer is a picturesque town still retaining much of the wall around the old part of town which blends in well with the newer part. Many of the streets are too narrow for cars and as you walk around if you look through an open doorway you are likely to see beautiful inner patios with lots of flowers and plants. The main square is Plaza de EspaƱa, pictured below with its beautiful fountain.

Many parts of the town have views to the sea and you can even see the Moroccan coast on a clear day.

Plaza de Espana

Vejer is a town steeped in history, having been used as a fortress town by the Phoenicians, later by the Romans and then underwent five centuries of Moorish rule until it was captured by King Ferdinand of Castille in 1248. Vejer then became a border town against the Moors and hence "de la Frontera" was added to it's name. The king gave control of Vejer to Don Alonso Perez de Guzman, founder of the ducal house of Medina Sidonia. The famous battle of Trafalgar took place just off the coast near the town in 1805.