The miraculous water of San Isidro

The Saint’s Hermitage was built by order of the Empress Elizabeth after the waters of the Saint saved the lives of her son and her husband

The water that flows from its source is believed to have saved the lives of countless people. Two of them are those of Emperor Charles V and his son Philip II, who drank its waters at the express wish of Empress Elisabeth. Continúa leyendo The miraculous water of San Isidro

Today we present… the Panama Viejo Archaeological Site

Located within the current city of Panama, it’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003

The Archaeological Site of Panama is a group of ruins that includes the first European settlement on the American Pacific coast. Consequently, the first city built on the other side of the Atlantic was Emperor Charles V. Continúa leyendo Today we present… the Panama Viejo Archaeological Site

The terms of Emperor Charles V’s wedding

The emperor married Elizabeth of Portugal in Seville in 1526 after negotiations with some very curious details

Emperor Charles V married Isabella of Portugal in 1526. A wedding that was the result of negotiations, and also a matter of decisions by Charles himself. Continúa leyendo The terms of Emperor Charles V’s wedding

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