Cultural-tourism

 

Cultural Tourism

 

Museo Municipal de Costumbres y Tradiciones de Vejer

The Museo Municipal de Tradiciones y Costumbres de Vejer (Municipal Museum of Vejer Customs and Traditions), located on the Convent of Monjas Concepcionistas, hosts an exhibition on the recent history of Vejer. The visitor will discover the lifestyle of the nineteenth century Vejer population, thanks to a collection of tools and utensils related to agriculture and old professions.
Furthermore, visitors can also know about remarkable, traditional costumes, such as ‘la cobijada’ or Vejer craftworks, as well as about the origins of the ‘Hazas de suerte’, the evolution of the old huts made of sea clubrush (‘paja castañuela’), or live the atmosphere of a traditional pig slaughter.

Hours:  From Monday to Saturday: between 10.00 a 14.00h abd 18.00 to 22.00h.
           Sunday: Closed.

           August 15th and 24th closed in the afternoon.

           Tl: + 34 690 720 354

La Casa de la Cultura

La Casa de la Cultura is located in the old building of the Palacio del Marqués de Tamarón, near the Church, and today is one of the Cultural Centres of the town.

It houses the Centro de Interpretación del Patrimonio Histórico-Cultural de Vejer (Vejer Heritage and Cultural Interpretation Centre), which offers an interesting vision of the town history thanks to information panels. The building has a central patio, and upstairs all the rooms are located around this patio.

‘La Casa de la Cultura’ also includes the Library, and several exhibition halls for temporary exhibitions.

Further information: Tl. 956 450 800

 

Patios

Strolling in the streets of the old walled town of Vejer, there are many houses organised around the traditional patios, which show the symbol of an open-door lifestyle. Currently, there are about 300 houses with patios in the town centre. Some of them have been modified, but in most of them we can see the original structure, based on the traditional Andalusian architecture. Many preserve nowadays its well and its community toilet – located in any place of the hallway - although they are no longer used, logically.

The beautiful flowers are the hallmarks of the patios: pottery pots or recycled tins with wonderful decorations house different types of plants.

The origin of the patios in Vejer has not been clearly established or explained, but there were different circumstances by which they were built.

The ‘Delegación de Cultura’ (the Local Culture Delegation) organises a patios contest in spring, which also includes balconies and façades. Moreover, the Tourist Office organises tours to discover different patios of old, traditional houses, and their stories.


More information:
Casa de la Cultura (Cultural Center)
Tel:(+34) 956 450800
Municipal Tourist Office
Tel:(+34) 956451736

The NMAC Foundation

Nature is the main subject of the NMAC Foundation Contemporary Art Museum, located in Dehesa Montenmedio, 5 km from Vejer de la Frontera. NMAC holds a collection of interesting works of sculpture, photography, painting, etc.

Situated in the middle of nature, it creates an outdoors exhibition open to the public through the whole year. NMAC also organises exhibitions.

The NMAC Foundation is already a cultural reference in the south of Europe, not only due to its collection, but also because of its educational and cultural programmes.

 

More information:
Tel: (+34) 956 455134

www.fundacionnmac.org

 

Vejer Tourist Office Avenida de Los Remedios, 2. 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz. Telephone 956 451 736

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Tourism Office Opening times:  Monday to Friday: between 10.00 to 14.30 h and 17.30 to 22.00 h.

                        Saturday: between 10.30 to 14.30h and 17.30 to 22.00h.

Sunday: between 10.30 to 14.30h.   

August 15th and 24th closed in the afternoon.