The 4 star Parador de Zafra (15th C), built on the remains of a Muslim fortress, is a majestic castle-palace. Its construction as a residence was started in 1437 by the noble Spanish Dukes of Feria. Past guests have included Hernan Cortes, the great conqueror, who stayed here in Zafra before departing for the New World.
The Paradors spectacular façade and nine battlement towers guard a regal, grandiose interior, which conserves beautiful coffered ceilings, large chests, ironwork, handrails and other decorative details belonging to the former palace.
The bedrooms are stately, elegant and spacious. They are all ensuite and have all the comforts you would expect of a 4 star hotel.
Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a beautifully tended garden and a fine restaurant where the best dishes of the region can be sampled in the dining room. These include tasty lamb stew, 'migas Extremenas' (a fried breadcrumb dish, surprisingly tasty) and 'solomillo iberico al queso de los Ibores' (Iberian sirloin with Ibores cheese). There is also a fine selection of chesses and wines from Extremadura on offer.
DISTANCES TO NEAREST PARADORES:
Hire of bicycles
Carnival February, Zafra
Livestock fair 1st week of October, Zafra
Ham Fair, 1st week May Jerez de los Caballeros, 40 Km.
Zafra Santa Clara convent, Marques de Solanda house-palace
'Ducado de Feria' Route: Feria (16 Km)
Salvatierra (27 Km)
Almendralejo (30 Km)
The Templars Route: Burguillo del Cerro (19 Km)
Jerez de los Caballeros (38 Km)
Fregenal de la Sierra (61 Km)
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