Trevélez - Pig City

The people of Trevélez are passionate about pigs, or more precisely their hind legs. Sculptures of pigs and their legs adorn squares and walls. Pigs have made the highest village in Spain the supposedly richest village.
At an altitude of 1480 metres, on the edge of the Sierra Nevada National Park in Andalusia, the best two per cent of Spanish ham is matured. Last year, 204,000 hams came from six certified companies that only allow sea salt and fresh air to reach the legs. The hams mature for up to two years in the seccaderos, which are halls in which the mountain air can circulate.