All set to celebrate the landing of Charles V in Laredo


The programme includes a large number of activities that will take place between 22 and 25 September

Laredo has everything ready to celebrate, once again, the arrival of the Emperor Charles V. A programme of activities will begin on 22 September and conclude on the 25th. As usual, the main and most eagerly awaited activity will be the landing of the emperor, an event that attracts the attention of thousands of visitors every year.

Sigue leyendo All set to celebrate the landing of Charles V in Laredo

The Appointment of Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor


The election took place on 28 June 1519, following the death months earlier of his grandfather, Emperor Maximilian I

The death of Maximilian I in January 1529 necessitated the election of a new emperor. The choice fell to his grandson Charles, but it was not an easy one…

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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.

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

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.

Sigue leyendo The library of Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste

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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