The Ham Route in Huelva

There is no doubt that one of the great attractions of our country is gastronomy , which is reputed to be one of the best in the world, so when traveling through our country it is practically mandatory to be seduced by the multitude of flavors and textures it offers. Thanks to this success, different routes can be found to savor some of the most exquisite delicacies that we have in the different Autonomous Communities.

Today I would like to write about the Ruta del Jamón that exists in the province of Huelva and that will take you through various towns such as Jabugo, Alajar or Santa Ana La Real. Huelva ham is one of the best in our country and, therefore, in the world. It is made with Iberian pigs that are raised in the pastures living in almost freedom and that feed on acorns. A delicious delicacy that also has many nutritional properties.

The route begins in Aracena , a town that has a very important archaeological past and since you are there it will be worth knowing some of the monuments and buildings that there are. There you will find many places where you can taste a really exquisite ham. From there we continue the route to Alájar , where in addition to eating ham you can find very picturesque streets.

We then continue to Fuenteheridos , a beautiful white town that has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site where you can visit the "Fuente de los Doce Caños" and the Onuba Gardens, where there is a great variety of plant species. The route continues towards Castaño del Robledo , where you will see a spectacular oak forest. 6 kilometers from there is Jabugo, one of the most important towns on the route.

Jabugo is a town known all over the world for having, probably, the best Serrano ham in the world. There are spectacular passages such as the Cueva de la Mora or El Becerro, both with great archaeological importance. From Jabugo you have to head towards Santa Ana la Real , a town where there are many olive trees, holm oaks, cork oaks and chestnut trees.

Finally, you have to get to Almonaster la Real , a town with a spectacular mosque and castle dating from the Islamic period.