Vejer de la Frontera White Village
Standing high above the Río Barbates, the hilltop village of Vejer de la Frontera is one of the most beautiful of the Pueblos Blancos. About 70 kilometers from Arcos de la Frontera and 57 kilometers from Cádiz, the village is a designated Historic-Artistic Site. This ancient fortified town was under Arab rule for six centuries. Moorish charm is found throughout the village in its Arab-style Andalusian whitewashed houses and narrow, winding streets. Vejer de la Frontera is only a few kilometers away from the sea, and many spots in the village offer mesmerizing panoramic views of the coastline. The 11th-century Moorish castle is a top tourist attraction along with theArch of Segur and the old Jewish quarter. The village has two historic churches: the Iglesia del Divino Salvador and the Santuario de la Nuestra Señora de la Oliva, which contains a precious 16th-century shrine.