Vejer de la Frontera was build on a hill-top close the sea, the town was repopulated in pre-historic times, and Phoenicians, Cartagenians, Romans Visigoths and Arabs have held the town.
Vejer was declared a Historical Monument and National Prize of Adornment. The medieval town is of narrow steep streets and white-walled houses surrounded by a defensive wall. A vestige of Arabic customs remanis with “las cobijadas”: women dressed from head to toe in black cloth.
Monuments worthy of mention are :
The Arab Castle
The Gothic church of El Divino Salvador,
and El Rosario, which mix Visigoth, Arab and Christian influences,
The Iglesia and Hospital de San Juan de Letrán,
The Iglesia de Santa Lucía,
The Convento de las Monjas Recepcionistas,
and The Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Oliva from the 16th century.
On the coast nearby is El Palmar beach and el Cabo de (Cape) Trafalgar, where the famous battle took place.