Paradores of Spain and Pousadas of Portugal
Badajoz (74 km), Caceres (140 km)
Historical Castle in Countryside
Jan - Dec
15TH CENTURY CASTLE The Parador de Zafra rises up in a majestic castle, on
which construction was started in 1437 as the residence of the noble Spanish
Dukes of Feria. The value of this castle-palace is expressed through a
spectacular façade in an ideal setting to discover the monumental surroundings
and the natural landscapes of the area. Nine battlemented towers jealously guard
a regal, grandiose interior, which conserves beautiful coffered ceilings, large
chests, ironwork, handrails and other decorative details belonging to the former
palace. Its bedrooms, which had Hernán Cortés as a guest, are stately, elegant
and spacious. The swimming pool and the perfectly tended garden also stand out.
The best dishes of the region can be found in the dining room, such as lamb
stew, 'migas extremeñas' (fried breadcrumbs) and 'solomillo ibérico al queso de
los Ibores' (Iberian sirloin with Ibores cheese).
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