The Parador de Zafra is located in what was once the palace of the Dukes of Feria. The building clearly shows its long and rich history, which includes the Estremaduran explorer Hernán Cortés, an illustrious guest of the palace. The building was originally a fortress, and it went from being a Muslim fortress to be the palatial residence of the dukes. Its spectacular façade gives way to a refined interior containing the nine original towers crowned with battlements. The Parador preserves beautifully coffered ceilings, chests, ironwork, handrails and decorative elements from the old palace. The beautiful interior courtyard and the spectacular views of the city from the terrace are a highlight. An extensive range of spacious and stately rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and the well-tended garden complete the hotel's attractions.
The Parador de Zafra is located in the city centre and is a good starting point to explore it. A walking tour will suffice to discover the rich heritage of this place, which has been declared a site of national interest, with its walls and gates, buildings, streets, squares and museums. Nature lovers will also enjoy Zafra. In the area around it you can take various routes in the Cornalvo Park, the Sierra de Hornachos, the Sierra de Tentudia and the Sierra de Aracena.
Rooms to dream about
The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
All the comforts you need
Conferences and meetings
Breakfast in the room
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Seasonal swimming pool
Laundry and ironing service
The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
The best way to discover Zafra is to start at its walls. One of the most beautiful entrances is the Puerta de Jerez. From there you can walk through its streets and discover its unique buildings and monuments, which have been declared a Historic-Artistic Site of National Interest. Highlights include the Dukes of Feria Fortress, which is now a Tourism Parador; the Collegiate Church of Santa María de Candelaria, the Monastery of Santa Clara, the Convent of Santa Catalina, the churches of Santa Marina (attached to the Fortress) and del Rosario, as well as its Plaza Grande and Plaza Chica, Plaza de España and Plaza del Alcázar.
Very close to Zafra you can visit the curious and imaginative Capricho de Cotrina, the Feria Castle or the towns of Burguillos del Cerro and Jerez de los Caballeros. Nature lovers can enjoy the Cornalvo Park, the Sierra de Hornachos, the Sierra de Tentudia and the Sierra de Aracena. All of them are good destinations for outdoor activities.
The Parador de Zafra is an ideal destination for conference tourism. The high capacity of the available rooms allows you to hold everything from business meetings to presentations and conferences. The complex’s unique architecture is the perfect setting for your events. Don´t hesitate to ask us about the numerous possibilities of organisation, we will be pleased to answer you.