10 Things to Do in Vejer de la Frontera That You Shouldn't Miss

August 6, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Vejer de la Frontera is a Spanish hilltop town and municipality in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the right bank of the river Barbate. The town of Vejer de la Frontera occupies a low hill overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar and surrounded by orchards and orange groves. It contains several ancient churches and convents, and the architecture of many of its houses recalls the period of Moorish rule, which lasted from 711 until the town was captured by Saint Ferdinand of Castile in 1248. Agriculture and fruit-farming are the chief industries; fighting bulls are also bred in the neighborhood and a running of the bulls is held annually.
Restaurants in Vejer de la Frontera

1. Playa El Palmar

Vejer de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 848 reviews

Playa El Palmar

Reviewed By nielsmunoz - The Hague, The Netherlands

I spent 3 weeks in southern Spain and visited a beach a day. Even though El Palmar cannot be called virgin and has many facilities for tourism, I loved it. It has nice sandy Beaches and the waters were clear when I was there in August. It is a large beach, providing for space. Chiringuitos play relaxing music and I enjoyed a decent lunch at La Selva. My girlfriend decided to do a wave Surfing class and we watched the sunset afterwards. Great place!

2. Plaza de Espana

Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Excellent
47%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Plaza de Espana

Reviewed By Adrienne6 - Leicester, United Kingdom

Lovely pretty square, great for enjoying a drink/tapas in the evening with busy ambience. Food around square a bit touristy and pricey and watch out for the odd cockroach running around the ground!

3. pasteleria Galvan

Vejer de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain +34 956 45 01 58
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

pasteleria Galvan

Reviewed By Marina N - Jericoacoara, Brazil

It says that Vejer de la Frontera is also famous for its pastry.... Maybe, but don't raise your hopes high the pastries at the pastelaria Galvan.
There is a great number of good looking pastries presented at the counter but many of them have totally the same flavour, or, shall I say the lack of such. There is no spice used at all, no cinnamon, vanilla or nutmeg, nothing. Many times the cream is based on egg and you are gonna feel the strongest smell of it. Yak! We tasted about 8-9 different pastries and were overall very dissapointed. I didn't like any. Some of the pastries were stale, from 1 or 2 days ago....

4. NMAC Foundation

Dehesa de Montenmedio | Ctra. N-340, km. 42,5, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain +34 956 45 51 34
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

NMAC Foundation

Reviewed By Stefan T - Auckland Central, New Zealand

Words wont describe this place and god knows if I love words. Stellar cast of international sculptors in a genial setting who will make you understand a lot about world art as much as about the local setting and Spanish culture. Upon researching my recent trip to Spain I was agreeably surprised to chance upon the existence of this gem in the vicinity of Vejer the iconic white village of the Costa del Luz. On a previous visit to Vejer I had sensed a deep historical feel for high culture and a visit to NMAC did more than this confirm this omen. Many of my acquaintances in the South Pacific and Europe have hitherto been a little dubious or rather ignorant of the role high art plays in Andalusia how wrong they have been !

5. Parroquia del Divino Salvador

Calle Ntra. Sra. De la Oliva, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain +34 956 45 17 36
Excellent
34%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Parroquia del Divino Salvador

Reviewed By ESVincent - Hong Kong, China

This lovely church sits above the town and provides cool shade and a delightful setting. People sit in the shadows and talk, others admire its soaring architecture and others just loiter but its also worth going in...it has some impressive features. This is just an excellent place to be in a Fairytale town

6. Arco de La Villa

Costado Plaza de Espana, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Excellent
28%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Arco de La Villa

Reviewed By ESVincent - Hong Kong, China

Vejer seems to have it all. Stunning white buildings, soaring views of the sea and Africa, small twisting streets, Arab arches and more than this great restaurants. In the summer it get way crowded but in Spring it has green vistas, quiet streets and is achingly cool. Its worth the visit but plan it carefully to avoid the crowds and enjoy the stunning architecture.....

7. Molinos de Viento

11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Excellent
24%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
13%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 29 reviews

Molinos de Viento

Reviewed By verino - vandergrift, pa

The restored Motions and garden is an example of typical Andaluz kitch but sweet.
It is maintained by Juanino and his brother who also keep 28 burros for hire. The garden and windmills consist of numerous varieties of plants and flowers. Be sure to go inside one of the molinos to see the original wooden works and millstones. There is a lovely new children's playground adjacent to the park

8. Bicicletas Francisco

Avenida de Andalucia 27 | Frente al Centro de Salud, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain +34 627 14 89 53
Excellent
82%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Bicicletas Francisco

Bicycles Francisco offers a healthy way to see the amazing places of the province of Cadiz, full of way and trails where you can enjoy nature with its variety of ecosystems and attractive fauna and vegetation. From the website you can download and view variety of routes or hire a tour guide.

Reviewed By Richard G - Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

Francisco has a great little shop here.He hires MTB and runs guided rides in the area. It's good for spares ,repairs and can usually fix a problem while you wait . Gracias Francisco.

9. Arco de la Segur

Calle Marques de Tamaron, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Arco de la Segur

Reviewed By Outofdodge_10 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

It's great when you can walk through an exquisite area and just run into an old gateway, among other things. There is a sign at the bottom of the hill pointing in the direction of Arco de la Segur. I happened to just run into it. Such a cool place to see and especially if you know the history. It was built in the tenth century and frequently updated. It's located near the church of Iglesia Parroquial del Divino Salvador. Follow La Señora de la Oliva uphill, keeping left on Marqués de Tamarón to the Arco de la Segur.

10. Los burros de Juanino

Recinto Las Hazas de Suerte, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain +34 660 84 17 20
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Los burros de Juanino

Reviewed By Kukka S - Santander, Spain

Aunque no está muy publicitado, en la zona de los molinos de viento de Vejer hay un entretenimiento genial para niños o adultos con ganas de ser jinetes durante 10 minutos (o más si le cogen gusto). Son los burros de Juanino, aunque es Pedro el que te acompaña en todo momento, desde la presentación de los animales, el vestirles a la Antigua usanza o la recompensa final.
El paseo son 10 minutos con un coste de 2 euros y un alborozo infantil continuado. Si no se encuentra Pedro o Juan en los teléfonos simplemente presentándose en “Las Hazas de Suerte”, primer molino (el único abierto) allí está alguien que sabe de molinos y de burros, enseñandote con cariño uno y otros.
Merece la pena la visita, la vuelta a lomos de un burro catalán y otro andaluz y las vistas del lugar. Para adultos hay otras rutas que necesitan de aviso y preparación.

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