The albergue Van Gogh is run by volunteers who promote the Vía de la Plata and their rooftop terrace is the perfect place to wrap up an evening of exploring the old town.
The Museo Santa Clara (adjacent to the convent) is donativo and has a fine collection of medieval artifacts and art.
To the north of the museum, in the heart of the old town, are the humorously named Plazas Grande and Chica. Neither are magnificent, but both are lined with tables and chairs for a late afternoon refreshment.
The camino through Zafra crosses most of the important landmarks. It enters town near the train station (if you arrived by train, leave the station and turn right) and follows the boulevard straight towards the Plaza España and the large Parque de la Paz. It turns left at...
A whopping 221 of Zafra’s inhabitants joined Hernando de Soto on his journey to the New World in 1539.