Zafra Convent in Granada - History and Opening TimesWith 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.
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
Entrance to Zafra ConventThe entrance to Santa Catalina de Zafra is 1 euro.
Opening HoursWinter (1 September - 30 June): Monday to Sunday from 16:30 to 18:30.
Summer (1 July - 31 August): to be determined.
Contact Information and How to Get to the Convent
Contact Information of the ConventAddress : Carrera del Darro 39, Granada, Telephone: 958 226 189.
How to Get to the ConventYou can reach the Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena Zafra by Granada city bus: Route C31 and C32, bus stop 'Banuelo'.
Page Updated: March 27, 2020
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Old 16th century convent on Carrera del DarroThis 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 nunsYou 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.