The event will take place on the 6th of November from 12:30 pm onwards
With the echoes of the Renaissance Week, held in the middle of August, Medina del Campo is getting ready to receive the Emperor Charles V. It will do so with a historical re-enactment which will recall the visit which took place on the 5th of November 1556, when the emperor was on his way to the Monastery of Yuste.
6th November. On this Sunday, Medina del Campo will celebrate the passing of Emperor Charles V through the town on his way to the Monastery of Yuste. It will do so with a historical re-enactment which will begin at 12:30, when the emperor enters Medina del Campo and makes a route through the streets Valladolid and Padilla until he reaches the Plaza Mayor de la Hispanidad.
Once there, from 13:00 hours, Charles V will greet the people of Medina del Campo accompanied by various authorities.
To finish, the imperial retinue will make its way towards the palace of Dueñas along the streets of Alfonso Quintanilla, San Martín, Plaza del Pan, Marqués de la Ensenada and Santa Teresa to reach the palace. Once there, at 13.30, Rodrigo de Dueñas will receive the emperor in his palace. The event is organised by the Compañía de Cristóbal de Mondragón.
As a curiosity, Rodrigo Dueñas wanted to take advantage of the occasion to settle some outstanding debts with Charles V. In his eagerness to impress and flatter him – it is said that he had a brazier lit with cinnamon sticks – his behaviour so displeased the emperor that, at the time of his departure, he ordered that he be paid for his stay and refused to receive him in his presence.