Who was the only woman whom Charles V received at the Monastery of Yuste?


With the exception of his sisters Leonor and María, it was Magdalena de Ulloa, the wife of Luis Méndez de Quijada


During his stay at the Monastery of Yuste, Emperor Charles V was visited by various personalities. Few of them were women. Two: his sisters Leonor and María; and a third: Magdalena de Ulloa, the wife of Luis Méndez de Quijada.

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The library of Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste


We tell you which books the emperor chose for his retreat

Emperor Charles V only took around thirty books with him to his retreat at the Monastery of Yuste. Books on a wide range of subjects, but most of them were devout books which encouraged Christian meditation.

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The two great monasteries of the Network of Routes of Charles V in Cáceres


As different as they are equally attractive, these are two proposals that you should get to know if you haven’t already done so.

One, at the foot of the Sierra de Tormantos. The other, in the Sierra de las Villuercas. Both are of great historical value and are already part of Spanish history. One is the Monastery of Yuste. The other is the Monastery of Guadalupe.

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The fountain in the Plaza de los Chorros in Cuacos de Yuste

It dates from the 16th century and is one of its most outstanding monuments

If you travel to Cuacos de Yuste you will find many things that were already there when Emperor Charles V arrived to retire to the monastery a quarter of a league away. One of them is the fountain in the Plaza de los Chorros.

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Emperor Charles V’s visitors to Yuste and Jarandilla

Although incomplete, it reveals the quality and status of the person who chose the Monastery of Yuste to retire from the world

Have you ever wondered how many people visited Emperor Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste and previously in Jarandilla de la Vera? Although it is incomplete, by courtesy of Father Domingo de G. María Alboraya, we offer it to you below.

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The unlimited voracity of Emperor Charles V in Yuste

He ate a large number of dishes throughout the day and always alone, because of the difficulties he had in doing so due to his prognathism

That Emperor Charles V liked to eat well is beyond doubt. But anyone who thought that because the Monastery of Yuste was retiring, his tastes in food would change is very much mistaken. And that is because his voracity never had any limit. Continúa leyendo The unlimited voracity of Emperor Charles V in Yuste

The route of Charles V from Laredo to Yuste, in photos

This is a route that can be covered in different stages while enjoying the wonders it offers

From Laredo to Yuste, The Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V travels through unparalleled landscapes, lands where history seems to have stopped, and places where the memory of the emperor’s passage permeates each of his lands. Continúa leyendo The route of Charles V from Laredo to Yuste, in photos

This summer 2020, the Monastery of Yuste awaits you

Emperor Charles V’s retreat offers a space of tranquility worth enjoying

The Monastery of Yuste, in the province of Cáceres, offers enough attractions to become one more alternative to enjoy this summer 2020. Continúa leyendo This summer 2020, the Monastery of Yuste awaits you

This summer 2020 you are expected in Jarandilla de la Vera

Throats, nature, history… And much more at your fingertips

Jarandilla de la Vera is known for the castle -now a Parador Nacional- in which the Emperor Charles V stayed until work was completed on his palace attached to the Monastery of Yuste. But it is much more than that. Enter the next few lines and discover what awaits you this summer 2020 if you dare to choose it as your holiday destination. Continúa leyendo This summer 2020 you are expected in Jarandilla de la Vera

This summer 2020, Cuacos de Yuste awaits you

At the foot of the Monastery of Yuste, in the heart of the La Vera region, it has everything to make you fall in love

Eat like an emperor, enjoy like an emperor, walk like an emperor, rest like an emperor. In Cuacos de Yuste you can feel like the emperor Charles V, as soon as you want. Continúa leyendo This summer 2020, Cuacos de Yuste awaits you