I have been working as a guide for more than 10 years and I have organized routes for all kinds of groups through Andalusia, especially Cádiz and Seville, and Morocco to the Sahara. Although I am not a native of Vejer, I know its streets and hideouts; their myths and legends. I was in Morocco with my partner Responsible for the Fundación Forja XXI in Morocco, who worked for ...
I have been working as a guide for more than 10 years and I have organized routes for all kinds of groups through Andalusia, especially Cádiz and Seville, and Morocco to the Sahara. Although I am not a native of Vejer, I know its streets and hideouts; their myths and legends. I was in Morocco with my partner Responsible for the Fundación Forja XXI in Morocco, who worked for tourism development. There we discovered the possibilities offered by activities related to tourism and history. And that's where my love for Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures began.
Tapas tour and Flamenco in Vejer. First of all, make sure you will see all the monuments of any monumental route in any city; but there will also be a common thread around flamenco.
History says that Flamenco is born from the meeting of gypsies, Muslims, Jews and Africans, when hidden, they sing their sorrows for the expulsion decreed at the end of the XV century by the Catholic Monarchs.
In Vejer , as in almost all Andalusia, you can visit and identify the monuments, neighborhoods, customs, streets and characters of that time. While we get to know that history, we will taste typical table dishes of those times, washed down with authentic wines (or beer of our time).
We will find their traces in places like the Wall where the Famous Flamenco Night of Vejer is celebrated; the Peña Aguilar de Vejer , next to the Castle of Vejer , former Rosario Church ; the white and flowered balconies from where in the month of July the famous Flamenco festival is celebrated on the balconies; or Jewish and Arab neighborhoods ; a set that will show us the monumentality of the Town.
This common thread of Flamenco and History will lead us to the table to taste the tapas.
Poverty became a virtue and forceful dishes were created capable of feeding numerous families and that today are a delicacy.
The chicharron of Cadiz
Salmorejo, Gazpacho or Picadillo with Tomatoes from Conil.
The potato omelette, ennobled in Vejer by the natural products of the region of La Janda.
The "sucking" olives.
All accompanied by native beers "Cruzcampo" or "Estrella de Sur"; in addition to the white wine "Verdejo" Barbadillo from DO Jerez - Xerry; or red wine from Tierra de Cádiz, made with Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tintilla de Rota grapes.
It is at the end of the historical route , where the dishes are tasted, with an illustrative gathering accompanied by some music and wines, attesting to the presence of flamenco dances in Vejer, led by a local protagonist. Being the center a kind of flamenco performance in which you can participate dancing and learning dances like sevillanas.
Important information for the traveler:
The Tour is Free. The tasting part and the performance, with its consumption of food and drinks, as well as the dance, are not included in the price. It is at the expense of each traveler at a price that our guide will inform you. Yes, it would be advisable to inform you that you will be interested in participating in the food, the gathering and the flamenco performance.
Meeting point: Open in Google Maps
How to find me: I will be next to La Puerta de La Segur
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