Characters of our routes: Barbara Blomberg


Last love of Emperor Charles V, she was the mother of his son John of Austria, the hero of the Battle of Lepanto


At the age of just 19, Barbara Blomberg’s life changed. Emperor Charles V’s visit to Regensburg to attend the Diet there resulted, a year later, in a child being taken from her when she was less than two years old. Part of the last part of her life was spent in Colindres, a member of this network of routes.

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Vadillo missed the visit of Emperor Charles V


The Emperor’s decision to cross the Sierra de Tormantos prevented him from being received in the towns where he was expected


On arriving at Tornavacas, Emperor Charles V decided to cross the Sierra de Tormantos and save four days’ journey in order to reach Jarandilla de la Vera as soon as possible. This prevented him from passing through towns that were waiting for him, such as Jerte or the now disappeared Vadillo, on his way to Plasencia.

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The residence of Emperor Charles V in Yuste


It stands out for its simplicity and sobriety despite being a royal residence

A visit to the Monastery of Yuste is characterised by a simplicity that may surprise those who are not familiar with the figure of Emperor Charles V. As sober as it is simple, it is a place designed to serve as a retreat for someone who only wished to put his soul at peace and be reunited with his beloved Elizabeth.

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Charles V. The roads of the emperor


It is a series that you can find on the RTVE website and that will allow you to learn about the life of the emperor Charles V through magnificent interpretations

There is still summer ahead of us. And a good way to make the most of your free time is by watching the series “Charles V. The roads of the emperor”, which you can find on the TVE website.

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A visit to the Charles V Museum in Mojados


Small, but with all the arguments for a very enriching visit

Mojados is home to the first museum in Spain dedicated to the Emperor Charles V. A place where you can learn details of his life, as well as see a life-size figure of him.

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Reasons to visit the Malaria Interpretation Centre of Losar de La Vera

In addition to learning about a disease that continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year all over the world, you will enjoy a place and a land of dreams

The Malaria Interpretation Centre in Losar de la Vera (Cáceres) offers you the chance to find out more about a disease that continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but it also offers you a series of reasons that you can find both in the museum itself and in the land that is home to it.

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The mirror of Emperor Charles V


It is his aunt Margaret, ruler of the Netherlands until she came of age, and whose story mirrors that of the emperor


If there is a life that mirrors that of Emperor Charles V, it is that of his aunt, Margaret of Austria. Both knew what it was like to lose the love of their lives, and they also chose the same fate before they died.

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This summer… YES!


All the conditions are in place for a relatively normal summer… but always with caution

Last summer was a lull between the various waves of COVID-19. However, with a large part of the population already vaccinated, this year looks set to be a different summer to that of 2020. It is time to enjoy it, but always with prudence and responsibility.

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The palace that Emperor Charles V never knew of


In love with Granada, the emperor ordered the construction of a palace for his family, even thinking of establishing his residence there. He never saw it finished


Emperor Charles V and Empress Elizabeth spent their honeymoon in Granada. The emperor liked the city so much from the outset that he thought of establishing his residence there. To this end, he ordered the construction of a new palace in the Alhambra. He would die without even seeing it finished.

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San Severo inaugurates the first museum in Italy dedicated to Charles V

It can be found at the headquarters of the International Cultural Centre “Luigi Einaudi”

The International Cultural Centre “Luigi Einaudi” of San Severo hosts the first museum in Italy dedicated to the figure of the Emperor Charles V. It contains everything from costumes from his time to a variety of material related to him.

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