Top things to do in Vejer de la Frontera

Top Choice Moroccan in Vejer de la Frontera

El Jardín del Califa

The sizzling atmosphere matches the cooking at this exotically beautiful restaurant, also a hotel and tetería (teahouse). It's hidden in a cavernous house where even finding the bathroom is a full-on adventure. The …
Top Choice Andalucian in Vejer de la Frontera

Corredera 55

This fresh-faced veggie-friendly eatery delivers elegant, inventive cooking packed with local flavours and ingredients. Menus change with the seasons. Try chilled, lemon-infused grilled courgette and goat's-cheese p…
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…
Andalucian in Vejer de la Frontera

Mesón Pepe Julián

Opposite the market, family-run Pepe Julián shines for its wholesome traditional home cooking. It's a hit with local Spaniards, who pack in for the carefully prepped meats, fish, platos combinados (meat- or egg-with…
Andalucian in Vejer de la Frontera

Abacería La Oficina

With its chequered floors, vibrant original artwork and deliciously updated Andalucian menu, La Oficina is an atmospheric, laid-back spot for a meal in the depths of old-town Vejer. Dishes such as creamy mushroom-an…
Andalucian in Vejer de la Frontera

Mercado de Abastos

Glammed up with modern gastrobar design, Vejer's Mercado de San Francisco has become a buzzy foodie hot spot. Grab a vino and choose between classic favourites and bold contemporary creations at its wonderfully vari…
Flamenco in Vejer de la Frontera

Peña Cultural Flamenca ‘Aguilar de Vejer’

Part of Vejer’s magic is its small-town flamenco scene, best observed in this atmospheric bar and performance space founded in 1989. Free shows usually happen on Saturday at 9.30pm; book in for dinner (mains €12 to …
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…