Do you know… Monesterio?


This new member of our network of routes has its roots in history even before the arrival of the Romans on the Iberian Peninsula

Monesterio is a thousand-year-old place through which the Emperor Charles V passed on his way to his wedding in Seville to Isabella of Portugal in 1526. The Vía de la Plata (Silver Route), a route that has been used by different civilisations for more than two millennia, is largely to blame for this.

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The company of Emperor Charles V at Yuste


He was accompanied by barely 50 of the 762 people who made up his servants


One of the first decisions taken by Emperor Charles V before he left Jarandilla de la Vera to confine himself in Yuste was to leave the vast majority of the entourage that accompanied him there. Consequently, only 50 of the 762 people who made up his servants followed him to the monastery.

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Emperor Charles V’s «affection» for doctors


He called them «shorteners of lives and daters of torments»


We end this series of articles on the health of Emperor Charles V with his opinion of doctors. A far from good opinion, if we are to be clear.

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The illnesses of Emperor Charles V (and 2)

We continue with a list of the illnesses suffered by Emperor Charles V during his lifetime. Many of them accompanied him until the end of his days

Víctor Guerrero Cabanillas compiled a list of the illnesses suffered by Emperor Charles V in the Revista de Estudios Extremeños in 2009. In addition to those already mentioned in the previous instalment of this article, mention should also be made of the following:

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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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