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.

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

The Stroppendragers of Ghent


It is a procession that commemorates the events of 1540

Ghent is the city where Emperor Charles V was born, but it is also the city that remembers the Stroppendragers every July. If you are not familiar with this tradition, you should read on.

Sigue leyendo The Stroppendragers of Ghent

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.

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

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.

Sigue leyendo Charles V and Tiziano

‘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.

Sigue leyendo ‘Waiting for the Emperor. Logroño 1523’

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?

Sigue leyendo The German cemetery at Cuacos de Yuste

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.

Sigue leyendo The Painters of Emperor Charles V

Emperor Charles V’s passion for Empress Elizabeth


Their marriage was a marriage of interest and ended up being a relationship based on love, honesty and trust

Emperor Charles V married Elizabeth of Portugal, daughter of King Manuel I the Fortunate, in 1526. Theirs was a marriage of interest, urged on by the Cortes of Castile, and ended up being a marriage of love. What is more, the emperor did not remarry after his wife’s death in 1539.

Sigue leyendo Emperor Charles V’s passion for Empress Elizabeth

Five secrets of the Palace of Emperor Charles V in the Alhambra


The palace was called the New Palace to differentiate it from those of the Nasrid period


Did you know that the Palace of Emperor Charles V was designed by a painter? We reveal this and other curiosities below.

Sigue leyendo Five secrets of the Palace of Emperor Charles V in the Alhambra

The day that Charles V speared a bull


A painting by Goya shows the Emperor spearing a bull during the festivities for the christening of his son Philip

Francisco de Goya dedicated his print Tauromaquia 10, Charles V lancing a bull in the Plaza de Valladolid to the Emperor. It shows the emperor killing a bull as part of the festivities for the christening of his son Philip.

Sigue leyendo The day that Charles V speared a bull