Hotel Duque de Feria
This Parador is in a imposing castle, whose construction commencing in 1437. It was the former residence of the Dukes of Feria, one of Spain’s great families.
The spectacular façade of this castle / palace shows its importance in the fighting period in which it was built.
Nine battlement towers in the walls guard the grandiose interior which still has the original beautiful coffered ceilings
There are large chests, ironwork, handrails and several other decorative details which belonged to the former palace.
The elegant and spacious bedrooms which in the past had Hernan Cortes, a controversial Spanish conquistador in the early 16th century, as a guest.
Outside the seasonal swimming pool sits is in the well cared for garden.
The restaurant has a special menu for those on a gluten free diet. Local regional dishes include:
In Zafra visit the Santa Clara Convent, the Big and the Small Squares and Palace of the Marqués de Solanda.
There is a cattle fair is in the first week of October while in Jerez de los Caballeros, the Ham Fair is in the first week of May. Luna al Fuego, a 17th century festival, takes place during the last week of June.
In the countryside surrounding the hotel are many sporting opportunities, You can go swimming, walking, horse riding or mountain biking.
If a tour by car is more appropriate, the route of the Duchy of Feria will takes you to villages like Feria, Salvatierra and Almendralejo while the route of the Templars will takes you to Burguillo del Cerro, Jerez de los Caballeros and Frenegal de la Sierra.
The Parador of Zafra has thirty seven twin bedded rooms, nine rooms with a double bed, one single room, two suites and two easy access rooms.
All the rooms have a private bathroom and also a telephone, television with TV canal plus, safe and a mini bar.
The Zafra Parador has air conditioning, central heating, currency exchange, lift, satellite television, free wireless internet, garden and a seasonal swimming pool . There is a restaurant (Gastrobar) and bar. Facilities are available to hold business meetings.
Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 54 kms and the nearest train station is 1 km away.
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Plaza Corazon de Maria, 7
06300 Zafra, Badajoz
Latitude: 38° 25' 27.948" N (38.4243610464895)
Longitude: 6° 25' 1.3794" W (-6.4170241355896)
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|Comment posted by Flemming Sell|
|For the second time we spent one night at the Parador of Zafra - this year on the Silver route in March 2013. We had a lovely trip for seven days. Again we had a lovely over.ight in a marvelous room - we will come again|
|Comment posted by Denise and David Neilson|
|This was our second visit this year. We had the misfortune of having a serious puncture enroute and needed a replacement tyre for the Landrover. After a slightly slow start reception came through and found a garage with suitable tyre at 7.30 PM( The following day was a public holiday closedown so we had to act without delay). Our room was fine not quite as good as the upgrade we were given in May but perfectly acceptable. The evening meal was very good and the breakfast well up to Paradore standard. Zafra remains remains one of our favourites. The staff were all charming|
|Comment posted by M & M C.|
|We had a wonderful time staying in the paradors in Extremadura on your ‘ruta de plata’.|
|Comment posted by General Dan|
|My wife and I were part of three couples who overnighted at Parador Zafra and we all loved our stay. The facility is magnificent and the setting near the center of the town was perfect. Our room was very nice with a superb view across the park in front of the castle, overlooking the rooftops of the center of town. We throughly enjoyed relaxing in the bar and the breakfast spread was impressive. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. I highly reccomend it for a fun and relaxing stay.|
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Parador de Zafra is in a modernised castle built in 1437.