Calle Rosario 11 - 13, Vejer, 11150, Spain
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Picnic lunch in a mud puddle
Located on Atlantic coast by large sand dune
Various artifacts on display in Visitor's Centre
Columns of the Basilica
Vejer de la Frontera
How windy is Vejer? I'm thinking of going in June 05 for a month with my family and am concerned about it being super windy all the time, both in the town and on the nearby beaches. A windy day once in while is fine, but wind day and night gets annoying. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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I don't remember if Vejer was windy when I went there some years ago.
Vejer is a very beautiful white village worth a two or three days visit.
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I was there in March and didn't notice any wind whatsoever... what an amazingly enchanting village. I look forward to my next visit. If you don't already have a place to stay, I highly recommend El Cobijo de Vejer (http://www.elcobijo.com/). It's a charming place right in the middle of the village...
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Views around Vejer de la Frontera
Zohara and I found several lookout points in the old city of Vejer de la Frontera where we could look out upon the white new city.
The Church of El Davino Salvador was closed (yes the door was actually locked) so we saw only the outside...there is also a nice little souvenier shop just outside the main entrance to the church.
The last photo shows what Vejer looks like on the approach road from Cadiz.
VEJER - A BLEND OF MOORISH, VISIGOTH & MUDEJAR
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 southwest of Jerez and northwest of Tarifa.
Everywhere you go in Vejer you will find white walls, painted with LIME (not white paint!) every year. The white color reflects the light and the sun rays in summer, making the interiors much fresher.
There is a modern part of the village too where, though with a more contemporanean architecture, the white is still preserved.
All the original ARCHWAYS still exist.
Arco Sancho IV - The oldest and best preserved gate to the Old Town.
Arco de la Villa - The main archway into Vejer. Located in the Plaza de Espana,
Puerto de la Segur - The lowest and best fortified of the archways, squeezed in between the fortifications and the Church.
Puerta Cerrada - The "closed gate" as it was supposedly the most susceptible to attack from the south.
IGLESIA DE LA CONCEPCION
The Church of the Conception or IGLESIA DE LA CONCEPCION was being renovated while we were visiting Vejer. The Church was founded by Juan de Amaya the Elder in 1552 ( fundada por Juan de Amaya el Viejo ) and built in Renaissance Style (Estilo Renacentista siglo XVI ). Ancient convent of Our Lady of the Conception ( Antiguo convento de Ntra. Sra. de la Concepcion ).