Lorenzo II Suárez de Figueroa, II Lord and I Count of Feria who was in 1437 ordered to construct the alcázar that today is the Palace of the Dukes of Feria
and Parador of Tourism "Duques de Feria".
The idea of the then II Lord of Fair, was as much to have a new residence according to its rank as to complete the urban defenses of the town of Zafra in its weakest defensive point. It was built in a record time (only six years) and curiously the royal authorization of Juan II of Castile for its erection did not arrive until 1441, date in which the works were already quite advanced.
The building rather than a bulwark, despite its appearance to the palaces of the time, is planned as a stately residence. Of Gothic traces, the decoration responds to the Mudéjar taste and extramuros shows its fierce and more solemn aspect. The entrance to the Alcazar is located intramuros and before it was extended the square of arms, today a beautiful square of Zafra.
The enclosure had a barbacana or antemuro of the same height that the wall of Zafra to which replaced in that zone and now disappeared. Between the elements of the factory stands the fabulous tower of the homage, symbol of the power of the I Count of Feria.