The library of Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste


We tell you which books the emperor chose for his retreat

Emperor Charles V only took around thirty books with him to his retreat at the Monastery of Yuste. Books on a wide range of subjects, but most of them were devout books which encouraged Christian meditation.

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Emperor Charles V’s first journey to Valladolid


The prince arrived in Valladolid at the age of 17, on 18 November 1517

The first journey of the prince will be remembered for his triumphal entry into Valladolid, albeit very cold according to the chronicles.

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Mühlberg, in pictures

A place with a soul of its own. This is where the battle that brought immortal glory to Emperor Charles V took place

If there is one place that is forever linked to Emperor Charles V, it is Mühlberg. The battle in which Emperor Charles V defeated Elector John Frederick of Saxony took place in the vicinity of Mühlberg. But Mühlberg is much more than that.

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What Emperor Charles V was like

One only has to look at the different portraits and busts that exist to get an idea of what he looked like; and the chronicles of the time to know his character

The Emperor Charles V was a character with a long neck, a pronounced jaw, and the self-absorbed eyes of a dreamer, and he was very religious. It is the details extracted from the many paintings and analyses left over the centuries that bring us closer to his figure. Continúa leyendo What Emperor Charles V was like

The loves of Emperor Charles V with his grandmother Germana

One of his grandfather’s last wishes was to take care of his young wife Germana de Foix


On the death of Ferdinand I the Catholic, the grandfather of the future Emperor Charles V of Germany, he took over the care of his young wife, Germana de Foix. However, the emperor took the care of the young widow very seriously.

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The birth of Charles V

Emperor Charles V was born in a latrine, where his mother, Queen Joan, entered thinking that she needed to go to the toilet

There are ways and means of coming into the world, but the one that Emperor Charles V had can be considered one of the least “dignified” that there have been and will be. He saw the first light in the toilet that his mother went into thinking that she needed to go to the toilet.

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The window of the Pimentel Palace

On May 21st, 1527, Philip II, the heir to the Emperor Charles V, came into the world. This is the story of a legendary window

In one of the windows of the Pimentel Palace in Valladolid, where Philip II, son of the Emperor Charles V, was born, you can see some chained bars. But why are they chained? Continúa leyendo The window of the Pimentel Palace

The Villaviciosa that the future Emperor Charles V knew

He arrived there at the age of 17 on September 20th, 1517

The future Emperor Charles V disembarked in Tazones (Asturias) on 19 September 1517, and the following day he moved to Villaviciosa, where his stay is remembered every year with the recreation of his arrival in the town. Continúa leyendo The Villaviciosa that the future Emperor Charles V knew

CUACOS DE YUSTE AND CAVA DE ‘TIRRENI ANNOUNCE ITS BROTHERHOOD THANKS TO EMPEROR CHARLES V

The announcement will become official in the near future

The mayor of Cuacos de Yuste (Cáceres, Spain), José María Hernández, has announced the brotherhood of the municipality that governs with the Italian city of Cava de’ Tirreni and with Emperor Carlos V as a link, news that will become official in the coming days. Continúa leyendo CUACOS DE YUSTE AND CAVA DE ‘TIRRENI ANNOUNCE ITS BROTHERHOOD THANKS TO EMPEROR CHARLES V