The coronation of Emperor Charles V

The date was 23rd October 1520 in Aachen Cathedral

Charles V was crowned emperor at the age of twenty in the capital of Aachen on 23rd October 1520. An event with many clues and a few curious tales to tell. Continúa leyendo The coronation of Emperor Charles V

First webinar to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Charles V

It will take place on 23 October, in French, from 16:30 to 18:30 CET Brussels

This is the first in a series of web seminars that will be held on four dates, bringing together a large number of experts on the life of the emperor to discuss issues related to his coronation. Continúa leyendo First webinar to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Charles V

Webinar dedicated to the fifth centenary of the coronation of Emperor Charles V

It will take place on four dates, from October to December, with the first session taking place on Friday 23rd

The date of the celebration of the fifth centenary of the coronation of Emperor Charles V, which took place on 23 October 1520, is approaching. For this reason, the Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V is holding a series of online seminars in which various experts on his figure will participate.

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Emperor Charles V’s passion for watches

Apart from food, another of the emperor’s great passions was watches, a hobby he cultivated during his stay in Yuste


Charles V had a passion for many things, and some of them he took with him to his retreat at the Monastery of Yuste, such as food and reading. Another of them, clocks, is what we will talk about in this article.

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The young people of Jarandilla de la Vera ‘take to the streets

In 2019, students from IES Jaranda participated in the historical recreation that recalls the arrival of Emperor Charles V in the town

To keep alive one of the most important historical recreations of our route network, but also to involve the youngest and the oldest in a task that allowed both. These were some of the challenges of ‘Take to the Streets’.

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Charles V: two ways of living and dying

Their way of coming to this world and leaving it was different and curious

Charles V came into the world in the early morning of 24 February 1500, and left it in the early morning – also – of 21 September 1558. In the first case, he did so in the closest thing to a toilet; in the second, he was bedridden because of the disease transmitted by a mosquito bite. Continúa leyendo Charles V: two ways of living and dying

Emperor Charles V’s gout attacks in Yuste

One of the most serious was the one he suffered on 27 December 1557, which forced him to stay in bed for several days

Attacks of gout were frequent in the life of Emperor Charles V, more frequent and severe as he grew older. One of the worst suffered shortly after the arrival of the Monastery of Yuste at the end of 1557. Continúa leyendo Emperor Charles V’s gout attacks in Yuste

The unlimited voracity of Emperor Charles V in Yuste

He ate a large number of dishes throughout the day and always alone, because of the difficulties he had in doing so due to his prognathism

That Emperor Charles V liked to eat well is beyond doubt. But anyone who thought that because the Monastery of Yuste was retiring, his tastes in food would change is very much mistaken. And that is because his voracity never had any limit. Continúa leyendo The unlimited voracity of Emperor Charles V in Yuste

The route of Charles V from Laredo to Yuste, in photos

This is a route that can be covered in different stages while enjoying the wonders it offers

From Laredo to Yuste, The Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V travels through unparalleled landscapes, lands where history seems to have stopped, and places where the memory of the emperor’s passage permeates each of his lands. Continúa leyendo The route of Charles V from Laredo to Yuste, in photos

Spend your holidays with responsibility, recommends the emperor

This August, if you’re going to move, do it responsibly. That’s what the emperor recommends

The month of August arrives, and with it many people decide to take a few days’ holiday. This year, the circumstances are different. That is why we have asked the emperor for a series of recommendations so that this vacation is peaceful and always thinking of oneself and also of others.

It is quiet. He sees us coming and extends the back of his hand to be kissed. He looks at us ceremoniously and asks us to take a seat next to him. We want him to give us advice about these days of vacation that millions of his subjects already enjoy. Continúa leyendo Spend your holidays with responsibility, recommends the emperor