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Zafra Fortress

  • Alcázar fortress in Zafra, now a Parador hotel. Badajoz © Turespaña

    Alcázar fortress in Zafra, now a Parador hotel. Badajoz © Turespaña

  • Alcázar fortress in Zafra, now a Parador hotel. Badajoz © Turespaña

    Alcázar fortress in Zafra, now a Parador hotel. Badajoz © Turespaña

  • Interior courtyard. Alcázar fortress in Zafra, now a Parador hotel. Badajoz © Turespaña

    Interior courtyard. Alcázar fortress in Zafra, now a Parador hotel. Badajoz © Turespaña

  

Category

Arab fortress

Date

Siglo XV

Style

Mudejar
Plaza Corazón de María 7
06300 Zafra
Badajoz, Extremadura
Badajoz

Telephone+34 924554540

Fax+34 924551018

E-mailzafra@parador.es

Websitehttp://www.parador.es

Its construction was begun by Lorenzo Suárez de Figueroa in 1437. It is a rectangular building with battlements in which the keep is the outstanding feature. From the outside it has the appearance of a fortress. Inside, however, it is notable for its palatial elegance. It has a central courtyard with a Renaissance cloister, created according to the plans of Juan de Herrera. As well as its rooms, the coffered ceiling of the Gothic-Mudejar dome covering the chapel and the Arab influence in the Golden Room deserve special attention. Nowadays the palace houses the Hernán Cortés Parador de Turismo.

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