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Parador de Zafra

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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. 

Description

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.

Services

Seasonal outdoor swimming pool , Garden, Facilities for the disabled

Environment

ACTIVITIES

Hire of bicycles 
Horse riding 
Horse riding 
Swimming 
Trekking

 

VISITS

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)

Other information

DISTANCES TO NEAREST PARADORES:

Parador De Merida: 60 Km. 
Parador De Caceres: 128 Km. 
Parador De Trujillo: 150 Km. 
Parador De Carmona: 169 Km. 
Parador De Guadalupe: 191 Km. 
Parador De Cordoba: 195 Km. 
Parador De Mazagon: 258 Km.

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