Plaza Grande in Zafra, Spain.

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Plaza Grande


The Plaza Grande and the adjoining Plaza Chica are both beautifully arcaded and ideal for soaking up Zafra life. The southwestern end of Plaza Grande, with its palm trees and centuries-old homes, is one of Extremadura's prettiest.

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Nearby Extremadura attractions

1. Plaza Chica

0.04 MILES

Connected to Plaza Grande via a short walk under the arches, Plaza Chica is surrounded by terrazas (open-air cafes).

2. Iglesia de la Candelaria

0.05 MILES

This 16th-century church is worth a look for its fine altarpieces, featuring works by Francisco de Zurbarán.

3. Puerta de Jerez

0.09 MILES

Guarding the western entry point to the old town is the Puerta de Jerez, part of Zafra's 15th-century wall.

4. Convento de Santa Clara

0.13 MILES

Off Zafra's main shopping street, this imposing 15th-century Mudéjar convent is a working convent with cloistered nuns. Visitors can, however, explore the…

5. Bodegas Medina

2.36 MILES

Extremadura's only wine DO (Denominación de Origen) is Ribera del Guadiana. Just east of town, you can tour and taste on 45- to 90-minute visits at one of…

6. Castillo de Feria

10.14 MILES

Built from a preexisting Moorish fort by the powerful local Feria house, Feria's impeccably revamped 15th-century castle enjoys spectacular panoramas in…

7. Palacio Quemado

19.21 MILES

One of the stars of Extremadura's Ribera del Guadiana wine-producing region, Palacio Quemado produces excellent reds and runs guided tours (including one…

8. Castillo de Jerez de los Caballeros

20.44 MILES

Jerez' 13th-century castle was built by the Templars, who refused to lay down arms when the order was suppressed, and came to a sticky end. You can wander…