A journey to the Italy of Emperor Charles V

Le Franche Villanesi, a member of this network of routes, held a tribute to the emperor and his era on 17 July

On 17th July last, the association Le Franche Villanesi, a member of this network of routes, held the 18th edition of a tribute to the Emperor Charles V and the Italy of his time in an event entitled «Charles V at the court of Constanza d’Avalos».

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Curiosities of the Ommegang

The re-enactment commemorates the entry of Emperor Charles V into Brussels accompanied by his son, the future Philip II

Every year, except during the pandemic, at the end of June, one of the great historical re-enactments of our network of routes takes place: the Ommegang.

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The cities in which Charles V spent most of his time

Brussels is the city where he spent the most time during his life

Brussels, Mechelen and Valladolid are the three cities where Emperor Charles V spent the most time during his life, but they are the only ones…

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The Plaques in the Plaza de la Hispanidad in Medina del Campo


Each plaque refers to the place occupied by a certain guild at the time of the fair

The Plaza de la Hispanidad in Medina del Campo, as well as being the largest square in our country, «hides» a curiosity: a series of plaques on the ground. If you don’t know what these plaques are, we recommend you read on.

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Did you know that the end of the religious problem in Germany took place in 1999?


Pope John Paul II signed a declaration in Augsburg in which Catholics and Protestants agreed on Luther’s main thesis

None of the protagonists of the conflict could see how in 1999, more than four hundred and eighty years after the religious conflict broke out in Germany, His Holiness John Paul II put an end to it with the signing of the Joint Declaration on Grace.

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Charles V and Tiziano


Tiziano portrayed the Emperor Charles V on numerous occasions. The last was in 1554

After they met in 1530, on the occasion of Charles V’s coronation as emperor, a relationship was established between the two, resulting in a series of paintings that summarise the life of the emperor himself.

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‘Waiting for the Emperor. Logroño 1523’

The City Council and the University of La Rioja have launched a research project on the stay of Charles V in Logroño in 1523

Waiting for the Emperor. Logroño 1523′ is a research project arising from the collaboration between the City Council and the University of La Rioja, in which seven researchers will work to create a commemorative work on the importance of Logroño in the framework of the imperial cities and routes, as well as documenting the stay of Charles V in the city in 1523.

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The German cemetery at Cuacos de Yuste

The remains of 180 soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars in Spain or near its coasts are buried there

Did you know that there is a German cemetery in Cuacos de Yuste, the only military cemetery in the whole of Spain, and that around 180 soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars are buried there, either in Spain or near its coasts?

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The Painters of Emperor Charles V


Throughout his life, various painters painted his portraits, Titian being his painter par excellence

From his earliest years until before his death, Emperor Charles V was portrayed by some of the most famous painters of the day. In particular, one of them, Titian, who has already acquired the status of universal genius.

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