The poker of personalities that met in Mojados


On 12 November 1517, two emperors, a queen and a pope from Rome met there

Few places can boast of being the meeting place of people who have left their mark on history. One of them is Mojados, which on 12 November 1517 hosted a meeting attended by two emperors, a queen and a pope from Rome. That, in a small town in the 16th century.

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Charles V’s passion for beer


Of all beverages, beer was arguably the one he was most passionate about

Emperor Charles V loved beer. Perhaps because he was born in the land of his birth (Flanders), and perhaps also because he grew up in Mechelen, where the beer he loved most was brewed.

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Characters of our Network of Routes: Cristóbal de Mondragón


Called the Colonel, despite what his surname suggests, he was not Basque -although he was of Basque origin- but was born in Medina del Campo

Born in Medina del Campo, he was known for his bravery and kindness. In total, he dedicated more than sixty years of his life to the armies of Emperor Charles V, first, and then of His Majesty King Philip II. His name: Cristóbal de Mondragón. A character from our network of routes.

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A book for this summer: The first voyage of Charles of Habsburg to Spain and the sinking of the Engelen

This work has been written by Francisco Javier López Martín, member of the scientific committee of our Network of Routes

Summer is here. It’s time to rest, time to do things we don’t spend much time doing during the rest of the year. Reading, for example.

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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. Sigue 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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