Tag Archives: Califa
Credit - Renee de Villenuve

Vejer by candlelight – spectacular!

Scroll below pictures for English version… Anoche tuvimos la segunda edición de Vejer bajo las velas – una vista espectacular de una ciudad medieval iluminada solo por velas. Con más de 16.000 velas iluminando las oscuras calles de Vejer (el alumbrado público se apagó y todas las casas y negocios se vieron obligados a apagar […]

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From Vejer to Fez…

Twice a year we make a trip down to Fez to stock up on some Califa essentials that we just can’t get locally here in Vejer. From exotic spices & hard to find table mats to tagines, menu covers, lamps, bread baskets, tea pots, silver trays and so much more. Last week I made the […]

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Cosas interesantes en el Califa #1 (Vejer)

For the English version click here Todos los objetos tienen una historia detrás de ellos y nunca ha sido esto tan cierto como en La Casa del Califa. La historia de nuestro arte es tan importante como las propias piezas. ¿Qué es el arte? Para nosotros no es sólo una hermosa pintura o un tapiz antiguo. […]

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Califa Vejer 2015!

Para la versión en castellano pincha aquí Hello friends and Califa lovers. We have been off air for a while with the Califa News while we were enjoying some relaxing winter down time. We trust you are all happy and well and looking forward to the year ahead as much as we are. We have […]

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La carta primavera – verano en el Jardín del Califa…

Our Spring – Summer menu is now on at the Califa. As the Almadraba season approaches we now have our ever popular seasonal Tuna and Pumpkin cous cous back on the menu along with Tuna Kebabs (these are prepared in a lightly spiced marinade). Also by popular demand is the Saffron Baked Leg of Lamb and […]

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Foodie group in Vejer…

Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen brought to La Casa del Califa a group of roving food loving Canadians who enjoyed a spectacular few days of eating and drinking in and around Vejer. The group was led by Pete Luckett – vineyard owner and founder of one of Canadian’s top food gourmet brands. Led expertly by Annie Manson from […]

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Ofertas en Septiembre y Octubre en Los Caños de Meca

Ven a quedar con nosotros en Los Caños de Meca. Nuestro hotel esta perfectamente situado en el centro de Los Caños con las playas a dos pasos. Personal simpatico, un patio ajardinado para disfrutar y una piscina refrescante! Click aqui para ver los detalles de la oferta.  Come and stay with us in Los Caños […]

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Mr & Mrs Gourmet visitan Vejer y el Jardín del Califa

Hola Gourmets, Hoy os revelaremos uno de nuestros rincones favoritos al que acudimos, como mínimo, una vez al año. Vejer de la Frontera es uno de los genuino pueblos de la sierra gaditana, se trata de un pueblo que refleja el paso de los musulmanes por la península; calles estrechas, arquitectura árabe y edificios de un blanco inmaculado… […]

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Need a pool? Try our very own Triperia No.1 in the heart of vejer…

“Typical Moorish, very charming guesthouse N1 Triperia” Reviewed May 28, 2012 We stayed in the guesthouse N1 Triperia owned by Hotel La Casa del Califa from 13 till 18 May 2012 while we were travelling through Andalusia for my husbands 50th birthday. We thought it was a very good value for the money! Spacious Red […]

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Abierto de nuevo – Califa opens again…

Just a few pics for our library of renovations at the Califa. Thankfully they are all finished and we opened to 100% occupancy on Saturday and a busy restaurant over the weekend. Thanks to the building team for finishing the job – Bernardo, Pepe, José, David,  Rob & Fernando plus countless other local suppliers, electricians […]

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A walk to the acueduct, Santa Lucia

There’s a lot more to do around Vejer mid-summer than just visiting our wonderful beaches and strolling around the old town with its scent of jasmine in the evening air. Just a five minute drive away is the hamlet of Santa Lucia, a natural spring wells up in the hills behind feeding the smallholdings and […]

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Café Central, Vejer de la Frontera

Another great summer, this time under our new pergola. Sincere thanks to Juan Garcia (El Fino) for his usual excellent woodwork… Cafe Central web Otro verano exitoso en Café Central en la Corredera, este año debajo de nuestra nueva pérgola. Gracias de verdad a Juan Garcia (El Fino) por su trabajo excelente con la pergola. Cafe […]

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Dentro del Aljibe…

The Casa del Califa has 6 traditional cisterns (algibes) of which two are now in use for storing water. The largest cistern has been relined and restored last week. Below are the definitions for the word in english (origins are greek) and for the spanish (origins are arab). This cistern is at least 600 years […]

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Hotels with the Mostest…

To launch his new hotel book Small Hotels and Inns of Andalusia, the Olive Press asked seasoned travel writer Guy Hunter Watts to pick out his eight favourite hotels in Andalucia…. one for each province. Says Guy “Choosing a favourite hotel in each of Andalucia’s eight provinces is a difficult call. I like to think […]

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The Gate shoot, El Palmar

Down on Vejer’s beach with the award winning Gate Film company filming their new Brighthouse spot. With thanks to Discover Andalucia, Sarah Jarvis the producer, Dave Mills director, Laura at Trafalgar Surf Trip,  Nono the runner, Tini of the Vejer town hall and the Spanish Navy for providing the helicopter….   En la playa de […]

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