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Try the jamon in a museumin Madrid, Spain

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At the Ham Museum no tours are conducting, but this is a place where you can try unusual ham made of the black pig.
How to try the jamon in a museum in Madrid
The museum of the jamon is a purely Madrid place, it doestn't look like a museum. It's more likely going to the market where a variety of types of jamon are hanged. On the shelves you will also find cheeses.

The most unusual kind of jamon is Iberico, it is obtained from a special breed of Iberian black pigs, which were fed with acorns of stone oak. An exclusive variant is the bayonet hamon, every leg of this jamon has a serial number and even a passport.

How to do?

1. There are five museums of the jamon in Madrid. Look at the most interesting of them at Alkala, 155.
2. The seller will tell you the story of the appearance of jamon and give you to taste all of its varieties.
3. Order a tasting set of several kinds of jamon and a jar of cold beer, as local Spaniards often do.
4. Be sure to buy a favorite jamon - this will be those "impressions" that you bring from the museum home.

Where to do?

#17The Jamon MuseumThe Jamon Museum

A unique museum in Madrid where you can taste all the exhibits and even buy ones that you liked the most for your dinner :)

Location: Calle de Alcalá, 155
Open hours: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Phone: +34 91 541 20 23
Official website: http://museodeljamon.es/en/

When to do?

From Sunday to Thursday - 8 a.m.– 11 p.m. (last orders at 22:30).
From Friday to Saturday - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (last orders at 23.30).

How much?

Tasting set of Serrano and Iberico jamons - € 14

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