Our hotel takes its inspiration from the days when Vejer formed part of a great Islamic empire that stretched from Damascus to Granada. Vejer is one of the earliest & best preserved of the Arab towns & formed a strategic part in the Moors defense of their new homeland. Almost 500 years of Islamic domination left an indelible mark on the culture, architecture & landscape of the region.
Vejer is just 10km. away from the Atlantic beaches of El Palmar & Trafalgar bay. From many parts of Vejer the lights of the Bay of Tangiers can be seen at night & the rocky buttress of Djebl Moussa (one half of the mythical 'Pillars of Hercules') is an almost everyday sight from the town ramparts. Built with defense in mind Vejer stands at 200m. above sea level with commanding views towards the inland mountains ('sierras') of the Alcornocales Natural Park and towards the Bay of Zahara & the distant Straits of Gibraltar.
The narrow winding streets, whitewashed facades and monuments have stood the test of time. A 12th.C. native of Vejer returning now would have no problem guiding himself around the town. He would even find the old prayer minaret although a Visigothic church has long since replaced the mosque. Vejer de la Frontera was declared a national monument of ‘Historic, Cultural & Artistic’ importance in 1978.