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Museo Del Jamon de Monesterio

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Sandra L wrote a review Jun 2018
Warwick, Australia450 contributions208 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Dr_Thistlepearl wrote a review Jun 2018
New York City, New York20 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Helder Pacheco da Silva wrote a review Apr 2018
Coimbra, Portugal229 contributions29 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Robert P wrote a review Oct 2017
8 contributions1 helpful vote
All locked up despite being 2 hours before advertised closing time on the door. Sign saying "back soon" not much comfort.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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True1708 wrote a review Aug 2017
Furanafushi Island59 contributions23 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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