Zafra is a town situated in the province of Badajoz, in Spain. The town is also known as Little Seville. It is positioned at the foot of the rocky mountains of Sierra de Castellar. The town is dominated by the 15th-century Alcázar fortress that has a military appearance. Today it serves as the Parador of Zafra, the town’s most distinguished hotel. The medieval quarter stretches around the fortress, in a network of narrow streets. One of the interesting areas is the town is the main square, the Plaza Grande, which is lined with arches all around it. The square is connected to a smaller version of it, the Plaza Chica. In the 16th and 17th centuries the city was significantly modernized and the Alcázar was converted into a palace.