The route: Guijuelo – Béjar – Candelario
There are over 150 companies producing ham or cured meats and sausages in the area, some of which offer visits to their installations and activities such as tastings or trips to the pastures where the pigs are raised. Guijuelo is home to the Cold Meats Industry Museum, a great place to learn much more about the ham-producing tradition in the area. The Fortified Tower (the apse of an old church situated on the outskirts of the town) and the Plaza Mayor square (where a popular market is held every Saturday) are two of its main attractions. February is a great month to go to Guijuelo because the Traditional Slaughter Sessions are celebrated these weekends: the regional festival based around the pig.