Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio

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Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio

Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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4.5
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Sandra L
Warwick, Australia449 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is just so impressive. Free & with a state of the art audio-aid. We think it was Enrique as member.of staff & he was excellent as was the Museum itself.
Pushing mid 70s the only suggestion I would make would be seating around the exhibits. The amount of info was mind numbing but presented in an interesting fashion. Also a good way to pick up Spanish.
You even get tokens for discounted tastings at various restaurants & shopping discounts.
The town has been a real find.
Written 26 June 2018
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Dr_Thistlepearl
New York City, NY20 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
One of the best museums of the sort that we have been to. We discovered Iberian jamon a long time ago, and have since been enamored with its delicacy and intensity of flavor. We were therefore excited and curious to see what more we might learn about this delicious ham.

This museum not only delivered, it taught us incredibly valuable lessons in the art of choosing, appreciating, and enjoying jamon. It also taught us a great deal about the history of the region, sustainable agriculture, and the gastronomic arts. The experience left us feeling incredibly thankful for the traditions, work, and dedication that go into making "el mejor jamon del mundo."

We went to Sevilla after our visit and realized just how much this museum had affected our way of looking at what is arguably one of the world's great favorite delicacies. We gained a far greater understanding about how to pick our hams, what the new (since 2014) classification system meant, which attributes to look for, etc.

If you love jamon (or food in general), and are traveling in Extremadura or Andalucia, we highly recommend you visit.

FYI: it is free; the reception was extremely helpful; and the audio iPod tours are in several languages, including English and French. The town of Monesterio is unremarkable (and, ironically, its jamonerias are not so great) -- but if you are in the area, this merits a detour.
Written 14 June 2018
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Helder Pacheco da Silva
Coimbra, Portugal229 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
It is a nice place to visit in a small town, but the history is very rich. And taste the best Jamon ever on the planet it is indeed only in small towns or villages around south of Portugal or Spain.
Written 29 April 2018
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Robert P
8 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
All locked up despite being 2 hours before advertised closing time on the door. Sign saying "back soon" not much comfort.
Written 14 October 2017
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True1708
Furanafushi Island59 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We were really impressed about this wonderful little museum, which told the story of iberico pigs in this area with so much love and creativity. We never thought there were so many ways to think about farming and meat! We also loved the videos of the traditional butchery. And the friendly and passionate gentleman at the entrance. Overall, a great visit!
Written 28 August 2017
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Berninatraveller
Switzerland117 contributions
Apr 2017 • Business
Small, modern museum introducing the secrets of "jamón ibéeico". The video on the "matanza" (slaughter) is interesting
Written 1 May 2017
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Thank you so much for your opinion
Written 2 May 2017
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TJ A
Danbury, UK137 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
Can't comment on the quality of the museum as despite being open according to the website and its opening times on the door it was closed when we got there.

We went on December 29. As we were traveling from Seville we had checked the website for opening times and it was shown as open. We arrived just after 10:00 only to find it closed and a note in the window saying they were giving a tour and would be back within an hour (not helpfully as we didn't know whether it had been left 5 mins or 55 mins ago!). We did see another couple who confirmed it had been open but the person had locked up and gone. As we really wanted to visit we went for a coffee next door, but as still no sign of anyone returning we decide to cut our losses at just after 11:00 and move on.

Unfortunately a disappointing experience.
Written 5 January 2017
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Lamentamos que su experiencia no haya sido de su agrado, pero nos encontrabamos haciendo una visita guiada fuera del Museo, como se mostraba en el cartel y los tiempos son aproximados. De todas formas lo sentimos
Written 7 January 2017
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A4A
Sunshine Coast, Canada270 contributions
Oct 2016
This is the place to go if you want to know about Iberico Jamon. The history, the landscape, the traditions, the Iberico pigs and the life they lead until the day. Very well presented with lots of video and displays. They have English language audio format as well. The person we dealt with at the front desk was awesome with so much help. As it turned out he was also the Info office for the town. No sampling here but coupons for local bars to have a sample and discounts at retailers. The cost for all this...nada! Well worth a visit.
Written 11 October 2016
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StevieBlighter
Oyonnax, France12 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Fascinating to follow the process of making Jamon Iberico from start to finish. I enjoyed learning about the cultural significance and all that is involved. Truly a treat for Jamon lovers!
Written 20 June 2016
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EalingKate
Ealing, London20 contributions
Jun 2015
Sounds surreal, amuseum devoted to ham, but the beautiful dehesa surrounding the town produces some of the best jamon in Spain, and the oaks forests that feed the free range iberico pigs are a unique ecosystem which this museum explains in fascinating detail.
Written 2 May 2016
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Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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