A day to remember ! Posted on 5 August, 2019 by firstname.lastname@example.org Vejer de la Frontera is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Cádiz providence. In 1976 was declared as a Historic- Artistic city, and along the way 1978 received the first national prize for its beautification and development. Vejer also received an award called “the silver broom” for being the cleanest city in the whole region of Cádiz. Additionally, Vejer used to be called “Vejer de la miel” because it used to have a massive beeshives.During old times Vejer was longed by Castilian and Muslims people and it remained in many hands until Fernando III called “el Santo” conquered in 1250 two years after he took possession of Seville. A beautiful story emerged from this catastrophe which now made both Vejer and Chefchaouen very similar. When Mulay Alí Ben Rachid went to Vejer to defend the city, he fell in love with Castalina Fernádez, a young Catilian lady, and brought her with him to Marruecos. There, she started missing her city and every single part of it. Her husband didn’t want to see her suffering and in reward, he raised the city where they were (Chefchaouen) and commanded to be built very similar to Vejer (the city his wife was originally from). The main difference between these two cities are the colors. In Chefchaouen everything is blue while in Vejer everything is white. I have to say that what other people said about Vejer as well as its history its exactly as it is. When I found myself looking at all these beautiful white houses, I thought for a moment that I was in Greece. It’s just so different compared to the center of Cádiz because the houses are colorful, there are more people, more noise. In Vejer everything its white for which is known. As you walk not only can you smell fresh air due to its cleanliness, but you can also feel the piece. Everyone and everything is quiet, at least that’s what I felt with the style and the color of the city. The only thing from Vejer I found kind of tricky was the steep and narrow streets. I honestly don’t know how people can drive being basically on top of the mountain and having narrower streets compared to the center of the city. But I guess everyone gets used to their surrounding and so do they. In Vejer we visited different monuments including: La Plaza España and its beautiful fountain known as “plaza de los pescaítos” built- in 1975. Back in time kids used to bring colorful little fish to the fountain to give them water therefore, it has frogs that drip water from their mouth. In La Plaza España you will see a lot of people and tourist because that’s the common place where all the restaurants and departments like the City Hall and Peace Court are located. Other monuments we visited were: The city wall, the castle, the convent of the concepcionist, the Jewish quarter together with what they called the closed door, El divino Salvador church, and last but not least, La pastelería Galvan. One of the most popular sweet piece in this bakery is called “Pancito Durito” which it’s a mix of all the leftover of the candy they used and from there, they built like bread with all these types of sweet pieces. I bought one and I loved it! My favorite of all the places we went to was Tarifa. OMG what a magical and gorgeous view. I was flabbergasted by the clear water like I was able to see through. I loved this place. It was hard for me to believe that I was in between the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean not forgetting that Africa (Morocco) was also in front of me. I was like WOW. Tarifa it’s a beautiful place and I would recommend it to everyone. If one day I come back to Spain I will definitely go to Tarifa for my stay!