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Stepping in Vejer de la Frontera is like walking through a portal in time. This community, located on the banks of the Barbate River, has an architectural emphasis that makes it feel like an 8th century Moorish town.
It is an agricultural center, surrounded by citrus groves and orchards, but it also offers a number of fun events to enjoy.
The primary festival in Vejer de la Frontera to experience is their Carnaval. It is done in the traditional Cadiz style, offering comparsas and chirigotas, with participants dressed in a wide array of costumes. Plan on taking an entire week to enjoy this unique event.
Holy Week is also an important time in Vejer de la Frontera. With three Brotherhoods in the city, parades begin on the Wednesday before Easter in the city. Local shops coordinate with the events and special activities can sometimes be found in the main square. Be sure to visit the Church of the Conception and Mayorazgo Tower as you tour the city during this time.
Vejer de la Frontera also has its own running of the bulls, but on a limited scale. Two bulls are let loose in the city during Easter Sunday.
Additional opportunities to enjoy include the Night of the Candles, the Quemas de San Juan, May’s International Jazz Festival, and the Spring Feria.
Visiting Vejer de la Frontera can provide you with views that overlook the Straits of Gibraltar and the stunning Spanish countryside. It is a quiet area, perfect for relaxation, that will invite you to get out and explore.
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