Divided into three districts that were to grab the more than 200 metres, you know hams are cured in a microclimate prefect.


The origin of his name could be found in Velex, Latin word meaning “valley” and could allude to those who are at the margins of rivers Grande and Chico. However, the division of people into three districts suggest that the name stems from its former name Arabic as Trebelex.

Eating Out

The climate of the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada offers the best conditions for curing hams Trevélez. Legend has it that the Empress Eugenia de Montijo included this delicacy in the court of her husband Napoleon III.
Among their native dishes no shortage of trout with baked ham, fried potatoes to the poor, choto with garlic, Andalusian gazpacho or porridge.

Festivals and traditions

On June 13 they celebrate the patron festival in honor of San Antonio with the representation of the Moors and Christians and burial de la Zorra. On August 5, Virgen de las Nieves, it is customary to leave a pilgrimage to the peak of Mulhacén. On August 15 is celebrated the Day of Ham.


The parish church of San Benito, but reformed eighteenth century after the Civil War, and the chapel of San Antonio, where the images are stored employers.


Its location, Tevélez, the highest village in the Andalusian community, is an ideal starting point for excursions to Sierra Nevada and its National Park. Routes to Seven Lakes, the Mulhacén or at Cerro Pelao are its main attractions. The mountains that surround it are populated by copies of goat Hispanic and rivers for rainbow trout.