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Hello friends today I offer another piece of the beautiful white village of Vejer de la Frontera, I hope you like it.

Vejer de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. The core of the town is nestled in a mountain about 8 km from the coast. It has a walled historic center. The village still retains significant castle and several churches. The municipality includes a stretch of coast where the Atlantic Ocean sits El Palmar de Vejer, a small tourist resort. The economy depends on agriculture and small-scale summer tourism.

Vejer has been populated since the Paleolithic and was already fortified in the Bronze Age. In pre-Roman times was called Besaro and have found remains of the seventh century. C. under the existing walls. During the Roman period was renamed Baesippo.

In 711 Muslim was taken over after the battle of La Janda, in which Muslims, led by Tarik defeated Don Rodrigo.
For five centuries and a half remained under Muslim rule, denominating Besher. As the gate vestiges of the castle (XI century), part of the walls and the network of streets. Vejer returned to Christian hands twice. In the first, in 1250, reigning Fernando III "The Saint", and returned to Arab hands in June 1264, after a revolt in which they took by force the castle.

The second and final began in August 1264, expelling the Mudejar and ended in 1285. That same year, Sancho IV granted the Order of Santiago Vejer lordship over the territory to consolidate more quickly, but the order never took possession of Vejer.

In 1307, after a second stocking, becomes a dominion of Guzman el Bueno, who since 1299 had become owner of the manor of the traps in the entire area of ​​the Strait of Gibraltar, and after taking Tarifa, also became the defender of Strait, becoming lord and master, after the king of this land. It inherited the Dukes of Medina Sidonia.

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Vejer was dominated by Guzman, and already in the Modern Age people faced with Juan Relinque to head against the Dukes of Medina Sidonia for control of communal lands, called Chance Hazas .
It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1976.

Today living from agriculture and wild cattle, although in recent times is growing a lot in regard to the construction of houses, shops and buildings, due in part to the municipality for tourism thanks to its beauty and singularity.

Source Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/32000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 25 mm
Date Taken: 2011-10-30 13:32
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 227 kb

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