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.
Sigue leyendo The poker of personalities that met in Mojados
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.
Sigue leyendo Charles V’s passion for beer
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.
Sigue leyendo Characters of our Network of Routes: Cristóbal de Mondragón
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.
Sigue leyendo A book for this summer: The first voyage of Charles of Habsburg to Spain and the sinking of the Engelen
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.
Sigue leyendo The library of Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste
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.
Sigue leyendo Emperor Charles V’s first journey to Valladolid
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.
Sigue leyendo Mühlberg, in pictures
Its length currently barely reaches 200 metres
Do you want to discover the beach where the future Emperor Charles V landed on his first trip to Spain? We show it to you in the following lines.
Sigue leyendo Discover the beach of Tazones
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
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.
Sigue leyendo The loves of Emperor Charles V with his grandmother Germana