Zafra Convent in Granada - History and Opening Times

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With a white facade, Santa Catalina de Zafra Convent was built in 1540 with funding from the widow of Hernando de Zafra, secretary of the Catholic Kings.

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Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this convent is the Arab House of Zafra dating from the Fourteenth Century, with a tiny courtyard of charming simplicity which affords a sense of peace within its enclosure.

Entrance and Opening Hours of Santa Catalina de Zafra Convent

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Entrance to Zafra Convent

The entrance to Santa Catalina de Zafra is 1 euro.

Opening Hours (temporarily CLOSED for safety reasons)

Sweets shopping at the main door from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 18:00.

Contact Information and How to Get to the Convent

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Contact Information of the Convent

Address : Carrera del Darro 39, Granada, Telephone: 958 226 189.

How to Get to the Convent

You can reach the Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena Zafra by Granada city bus: Route C31 and C32, bus stop 'Banuelo'.

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Page Updated: August 09, 2020

 


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Old 16th century convent on Carrera del Darro
This convent is a mix of Baroque, Renaissance and Munejar architecture built in the 16th century by the widow of Hernando de Zafra, the secretary of the Isabel and Fernando (Catholic monarchs). Located near Arab baths on Carrera del Darro, one of the most beautiful streets of Granada.
Great cookies made by nuns
You can have very interesting experience buying cookies from the nuns. They make amazing cookies. There is a doorbell button, press the bell and wait for few minutes. You cannot see the nuns, they will be behind a lazy susan in the wall. Just pay and a box of almond cookies will appear.

The nuns only speak Spanish, so just say “comprar dulces” or just “dulces”. A pack cost 6 euros, try to have exact amount of money. They might have several types of cookies.


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