Description of the tour
Tour itinerary: Medina-Sidonia → Vejer de la Frontera
They are said to be from sun, geraniem flowers and limestone. The
reason why they are white villages is obvious. The villages are white! The houses are painted with lime
to keep cool in the summer and to prevent insects going inside of the home,
creating a bright contrast to the Mediterranean Spanish landscape. These villages also commonly present narrow streets
and steep alleyways, town squares with a church on the top of the Hill.
Wandering around however is a relaxing experience.
In Medina Sidonia retains its medieval shape with tidy, cobbled streets and three Moorish gates including the magnificent Arco de la Pastora standing in the same place. We will climb the winding streets up to the church in order to admire from its bell tower such fabulous panoramic views of the surroundings. we also visit the part of the main street of this town during the Roman Empire -"cardo maximum", which was accidentally discovered under the residential building and a sewer netzwork from the first Century AD being a tribute to Roman engineering skills.
worth going off a diet to taste Alfajor of Medina Sidonia during our short break! The word Al-fashur means "nectar". The original recipe of this biscuit, dating back
to the Arab period, has remained unchanged, and to this day consists of honey,
nuts, breadcrumbs and spices. Its fame is all over Spain and it isn´t an accident that this village enjoys the exclusive right of its production. So we don't forget to try it either!
Later on we get to Vejer de la Frontera that transmits its Arab heritage on
all four sides. There is not a single traffic light and not a single modern building there. We seem to be transported back to the Middle Ages, because since then neither the silhouette of the city nor the way of life of its inhabitants has practically changed. The towers of the fortress wall have been very good preserved. The castle is located in the highest part of the old town and is accessed through a beautiful horseshoe arch.
Taking stroll through the labyrinthine streets of Vejer, we will find out how the local lottery became a historical relic and where the traditional dress - “cobijada” came from.