Welcome to Zafra
Looking for all the world like an Andalucian pueblo blanco (white village), gleaming-white Zafra is a serene, attractive stop along the A66 between Seville and Mérida. Affectionately labelled 'Sevilla la chica' ('the little Seville') for its similarities with Andalucía's capital, Zafra was originally a Muslim settlement. Its narrow streets are lined with baroque churches, old-fashioned shops, glassed-in balconies and traditional houses decorated with overflowing bougainvillea and hot-pink splashes of geraniums. The newer part of town isn't all that enthralling, but Zafra's historic core is a beauty.