Vejer de la Frontera attractions

Walls in Vejer de la Frontera

Walls

Enclosing the 40,000-sq-metre old town, Vejer’s imposing 15th-century walls are particularly visible between the Arco de la Puerta Cerrada (of 11th- or 12th-century origin) and the 15th-century Arco de la Segur, two…
Statue in Vejer de la Frontera

Estatua de la Cobijada

Just below the castle is a lookout point guarded by this statue of a woman sporting Vejer's cloak-like, all-black traditional dress, the cobijada, which covers the entire body except the right eye. Despite its simil…
Castle in Vejer de la Frontera

Castillo

Vejer's much-reworked castle, once home of the Duques de Medina Sidonia, dates from the 10th or 11th century. It isn't astoundingly impressive, but you can wander through the Moorish entrance arch and climb the hibi…
Church in Vejer de la Frontera

Iglesia del Divino Salvador

Built atop an earlier mosque, this unusual church is 14th-century Mudéjar at the altar end and 16th-century Gothic at the other. In the late afternoon the sun shines surreally through its stained-glass windows, proj…
House in Vejer de la Frontera

Casa del Mayorazgo

If the door’s open, pop into this private 18th-century house to find two stunning flower-filled patios (home to 450 potted plants!) and one of just three original 13th- to 14th-century towers that kept watch over th…
Square in Vejer de la Frontera

Plaza de España

With its elaborate 20th-century, Seville-tiled fountain and perfectly white town hall, Vejer's palm-studded, cafe-filled Plaza de España is a favourite, much-photographed hang-out. There’s a small lookout above its …
Church in Vejer de la Frontera

Iglesia de la Concepción

This 16th-century Renaissance church houses Vejer's Museo de Costumbres y Tradiciones, with displays highlighting local history and culture, including a section on the town's distinctive traditional women's dress, t…