10 Things to Do in Zafra That You Shouldn't Miss

January 4, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Zafra is a town situated in the Province of Badajoz (Extremadura, Spain), and the capital of the comarca of Zafra - Río Bodión. It has a population of 16,677, according to the 2011 census.
Restaurants in Zafra

1. Ciudad de Zafra

Plaza Espana Sn, 06300 Zafra, Spain
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

Ciudad de Zafra

Reviewed By Julie O - Retford, United Kingdom

We travel through Spain each year and love having a couple of stopovers in different towns. Zafra was not a disappointment and it was a charming place to explore. Easy to walk round, although we actually have folding bikes so cycled. Everything of interest is centred around the historic old town; two lovely squares, Plaza Grande and Plaza Chico, adjoining each other. The gates to the old city, old churches, and the old castle, which is now the Parador. Even the town hall is an amazing moorish style place, with a beautiful balconied courtyard, well worth a visit. Lots of places to eat, very helpful tourist information on the Plaza Espana, and overall yet another beautiful place in Extramadura.

2. Plaza Chica

06300 Zafra, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Plaza Chica

Reviewed By Skuppy42 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

A lovely little town square, nice place to just sit for a few minutes (especially on a sunny day), or you can visit one of the cafes that surround the square.

3. Plaza Grande

06300 Zafra, Spain
Excellent
34%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 135 reviews

Plaza Grande

Reviewed By celtictiger_7 - Derry, United Kingdom

Went here in evening with friends , seems to be the hub where everyone goes. Very enjoyable evening.

4. Museo Santa Clara

Calle Sevilla 30, 06300 Zafra, Spain +34 924 55 14 87
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Museo Santa Clara

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, Italy

The focus is very much on the convent - life there in the early days, habits, a tiny cell, works of art and furniture, reliquaries, the long relationship with the noble house of Feria... - and although there is more (e.g. about the history of Zafra and the area long before the community ever existed), this is the main thing. I was particularly impressed by that tiny cell.
Signs and panels are almost all in Spanish, but they're not very long and quite easy to understand even if you don't speak the language.
The nuns make and sell absolutely delicious little cakes.
It's also possible to visit the richly decorated, intensely spiritual, convent church, with funerary effigies of the Feria family. On the wall opposite the door there is an unforgettable figure of Christ crucified.
Sometimes there are Concerts, talks, and special Exhibitions in the museum or the church. The tourist office (924 551036) will know.

5. Arco de Jerez

Calle Jerez, Con Avenida Campo Rosario, 06900 Zafra, Spain
Excellent
24%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 25 reviews

Arco de Jerez

Reviewed By Andy C - Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A good way to see Zafra is to pick up the leaflet from the Tourist Office. It is a walking route around the town with marked attractions along the way. This arch I think is the old entrance into the town which leads on to Plaza Chica. Note the footprint in the arch which was used as an old measurement.

6. Colegiata de La Candelaria

Zafra, Spain
Excellent
25%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
10%
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4 based on 20 reviews

Colegiata de La Candelaria

Reviewed By Debbybcn - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Significant famous paintings inside this historic church. Free to enter and worth a visit. Lovely old building. Dont miss this when visiting Zafra.

7. Arco Del Cubo

Calle Tetuan 31, 06300 Zafra, Spain
Excellent
14%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
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4 based on 27 reviews

Arco Del Cubo

Reviewed By ELear - Ancona, Italy

I'm not sure whether the arch we see now, leading to the street that goes into the old town, is the original town gate, or whether the town gate wasn't originally the apparently earlier arch in the ancient tower that stands next to it, with the weathered statue of Saint James the Moor-Slayer on his horse in a niche in the wall above, but the second is certainly more romantic.

8. Casa del Ajimez

Calle Boticas 4, 06300 Zafra, Spain +34 924 55 32 42
Excellent
25%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
16%
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4 based on 12 reviews

Casa del Ajimez

Reviewed By Debbybcn - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charming little building of historic significance in Zafra, Inexpensive to visit and doesn't take much time. Worth visiting, very informative and kind receptionist.

9. Bodegas Medina

Calle Cesteria N0 4, 06300 Zafra, Spain +34 924 57 50 60
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Bodegas Medina

Reviewed By celtictiger_7 - Derry, United Kingdom

I liked this bodega, it was an old convent and you can see where the apple orchard was before they put a roof over it. Upstairs is a museum with lots of tools and carts used in the trade from long ago. Lots of certificates, paintings And awards achieved! And the best surprise of all there is a bull ring on top of the building. Hard to believe! Amazing!

10. Museo de la Medicina

Calle Hermanos Alvarez Guerra 1, 06300 Zafra, Spain +34 924 55 45 01
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Museo de la Medicina

Reviewed By MEXUAR - Huelva, España

Este museo de la medicina de Zafra es un gran desconocido , se encuentra en una Antigua casona que ha sido rehabilitada . El museo se dispone en tres plantas en los que encontrarás distintos tipos de piezas. Entrada gratuita. Visita de interés aunque no se encuentra en el centro. Fácil aparcamiento.
Muy curioso, pero un gran desconocido que merece la pena visitar.

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