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 Vejer de la Frontera and Barbate

Here we show pictures of Vejer and Barbate. Vejer is a walled village perched high on a mountain top overlooking the wetlands and is one of the so-called "Pueblos Blancos" or "white villages" dating back to the time of the Moors.  It is about a 20 minute drive from Miramar and has the remains of a castle, a beautiful square and a network of narrow, cobbled, sloping streets which are best explored by foot.  Almost everywhere you will see the Moorish influence.  

 

Barbate is closer to Miramar and is the port in to which the fishing boats bring the bi-annual catch (in the spring and autumn) of the tuna (weighing up to 200 kg each) before they are sent all over the world. With the method of catching the tuna unchanged over 3000 years  it is certainly not to be missed. Barbate also boasts an excellent daily fish/meat and vegetable market where tuna can be easily purchased.  Further round the coast it is possible to visit Cape Trafalgar to see  where Admiral Lord Nelson in 1805 won the Battle of Trafalgar.