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Zafra is a town in Extremadura.


Dominated by its 15th-century fortress (Alcazar) Zafra is a pleasant town where you can take a stroll or hang out in one of its parks eating tapas while watching the world go by. It has a medieval quarter, which surrounds the fortress and there are numerous winding streets and historical buildings to explore.

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  • The castle, which is famed for the white marble renaissance patio designed by Juan de Herrera, is the main reason people visit Zafra.
  • Plaza Grande and Plaza Chica are the two attractive arcaded plazas where people sit to watch the world drift by.
  • Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Church
  • Convento de Santa Clara - tombs of the Figueroa family who were the original inhabitants of the castle.

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There are plenty of your standard shops in Zafra.

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East good authentic tapas sitting in one of the plazas, or at one of the many bars located in Zafra’s winding streets. You can also get a good Chinese just off one of the squares.

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This region is famed for its wines so will have no problem indulging in some of their specialties.

Look out for a rather lovely liquor made from acorns; special to Extremadura.

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