The city of Medina de Pomar

Despite having nearly 6,000 inhabitants, Medina de Pomar can boast of being a city

Not because it is very big can it be considered a city. For example, Medina de Pomar is considered as such. We tell you why this historical curiosity.

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A region in the rucksack

The now mythical José Antonio Labordeta toured this region of Cáceres, and a report for the less mythical series ‘Un país en la mochila’ (A country in the rucksack) is on record

It was at the beginning of the 90s of the last century when José Antonio Labordeta embarked on a tour of those Spanish regions most attractive to the eye. One of his choices was La Vera, in the north of the province of Cáceres.

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Empress Elizabeth’s entry into Valladolid

After spending their honeymoon, the couple moved to Valladolid, where in September 1527 the heir, Philip II, was born

Empress Elizabeth made her entry into Valladolid on February 22nd, 1527. Seven months later she would give birth to her son and heir, Philip II. An entry that would be remembered for the opposite of what one would expect from an event of this nature. Continúa leyendo Empress Elizabeth’s entry into Valladolid

The imperial honeymoon in Granada

Once married, Charles V and Elizabeth spent their honeymoon in Granada

After spending a few days in Seville, where the wedding was held in 1526, Charles and Elizabeth went to Granada, where they enjoyed a honeymoon that lasted until almost the end of that year.

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The Charles V Museum in Mojados dresses up for Christmas

This is the first museum dedicated exclusively to the emperor in Spain

The Charles V Museum in Mojados dresses up for Christmas. An ideal centre to know everything about your person, genealogy, inheritance or colonization, now dressed with all the spirit of Christmas. Continúa leyendo The Charles V Museum in Mojados dresses up for Christmas

How Philip II was born

It started at midnight on 21st May and lasted 16 hours

The birth of Philip II, son of Emperor Charles V and his herdsman, was long and painful, but it was also a test of the strength and fortitude of the Empress, Elisabeth, who was barely heard screaming during the trance.

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How Albrecht Dürer watched the coronation of Emperor Charles V

Since 23rd October, this network of routes has held a series of web seminars to commemorate the 500th anniversary of this coronation

The coronation of Emperor Charles V, which this year celebrates its fifth centenary, was witnessed by an exceptional person: Albrecht Dürer, possibly the most important artist of the Renaissance. And he left in writing what he thought he watched. Continúa leyendo How Albrecht Dürer watched the coronation of Emperor Charles V

The nose job of Empress Elisabeth

The Emperor Charles V expressly requested this from a portrait of the Empress that Tiziano painted in 1545

Emperor Charles V commissioned a portrait of Empress Elisabeth from Tiziano to keep with him at all times. However, the final result didn’t satisfy him, and three years later he asked her to retouch her nose.

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Jarandilla de la Vera celebrates the arrival of Emperor Charles V in a virtual way

The City Council of Jarandilla has programmed activities that include historical recreations and talks

Jarandilla de la Vera is preparing to celebrate the arrival of Emperor Charles V, although this year in virtual format due to the COVID-19. The town council has prepared a series of activities in which part of the population will participate virtually.

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