Tag Archives: El Jardin del Califa

Sweet sensations at Corredera 55…

Vejer’s soon to be opened new eatery ‘Corredera 55’ will of course be adding to the ever greater fabulous range of delicious desserts made by our pastry chef Amina Essaadi. Yesterday saw us indulging ourselves in a tasting session at the Califa. Amongst the delights that we tried out were Pistachio Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Mousse, […]

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Interesting things at the Califa #1

Para la versión en Castellano pincha aquí This is the first of a series of posts dedicated to interesting things at the Califa. All objects have a story behind them and never has this been so true as in La Casa del Califa. The history of our art is as important as the pieces themselves. […]

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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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‘Happy Hour’ en Los Balcones del Califa…

A partir de hoy Happy Hour! en Los Balcones del Califa – todos los cocteles a 3,50€ de 1800 a 200o. Abrimos todos los días (L-V de 1700 a 2400 y Sabado y Domingo de 1530 a 0100). La única terraza para tomar un coctel en Vejer con vistas! Summer opening times for Los Balcones […]

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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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Arte Naif en Los Balcones, Vejer de la Frontera

This week a new exhibition opens at our rooftop gallery in Vejer. There is no better place to relax with a cool drink overlooking the town and rolling hills as the sun sets. Art on the outside and art on the inside… Artisits at the exhibiton include: Tessa Domene Morris, Menchu García Rendeles, Manuel Gómez Arce, […]

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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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Vejer de la fashionistas

Andalucias’s premier english language paper features this week a 12-page special pull out. Interviewing Jon Clarke the editor for this blog Jon told me “we were going to do a 5 page special but Vejer is so special we extended it to 12 pages”… Click the link to see the full article and an interview […]

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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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Pagan or Religous? It’s your choice in Vejer…

This weekend saw Vejer’s traditional Semana Santa processions and it’s famous  bull running festival stumbling over each other. The full moon shone down on the Easter processions and waned  only a touch for the traditional pre-Toro all night party. Here are a few pics of a magical few days… Este fin de semana vimos la […]

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Blanca Orozco at Los Balcones del Califa

“Making a living from painting as a woman in Algeciras is very tough. They ought to raise a monument to us!” laughs Blanca Orozco Sambucety. It’s all the tougher if, like her, you refuse to rehash the saleable so you can press on with your “search for authenticity”. When we caught up with her in Los […]

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Música en el Jardin del Califa – Marzo

Programación de música en el Jardín del Califa, Marzo Jueves 5 marzo: Jooko Horia (instrumentos diversos) Jueves 12 marzo: Salvador Molina (violín clásico) Jueves 19 marzo: Jooko Horia (Tzigan, Manouch – música del medio oriente) Jueves 26 marzo: Jooko Horia (guitarra flamenco) A partir de las 8 de la tarde. Recomendamos reservar mesa: Tel 956 […]

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Great offers in February and March!

This winter & spring come and stay at the Califa, Triperia No.1 or Madreselva at specially reduced rates. Everyone is looking to save a penny or two so we have come up with some great deals. At the Califa and Triperia No.1 all mid-week stays are now available on a 2 for 1 basis. Stay […]

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