The plants in the gardens of the Monastery of Yuste


Ornamental and medicinal plants can be found alongside horticultural plants

We are not discovering anything if we say that Emperor Charles V loved fruit. This explains the large number of fruit trees to be found in the gardens of the Monastery of Yuste. These trees share space with all kinds of ornamental plants.

Sigue leyendo The plants in the gardens of the Monastery of Yuste

Charles V’s cooker at Monastery of Yuste


One of the things he was most interested to know about his palace at Yuste was whether it would be equipped with a cooker

As soon as the first cold weather set in during the autumn of 1557, Emperor Charles V demanded that a cooker be installed in the Monastery of Yuste, as he considered the fireplaces to be insufficient.

Sigue leyendo Charles V’s cooker at Monastery of Yuste

The water pond at Yuste Monastery

It is believed that the pond at the Monastery of Yuste is clearly inspired by the garden in Ghent where the emperor was born


When Emperor Charles V decided to retire to the Monastery of Yuste, he had a pond built where, it is said, he used to fish, although the reality is far removed from this picturesque note.

Sigue leyendo The water pond at Yuste Monastery

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

Did Emperor Charles V rehearse his own funeral?

It is said that he went inside the coffin and listened to the prayers for his soul there


It is said that Emperor Charles V held his funeral during his lifetime and even lay down in a coffin to listen to the monks’ prayers for his soul. But how much of this is true?

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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.

Sigue leyendo The company of Emperor Charles V at Yuste

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.

Sigue leyendo The residence of Emperor Charles V in Yuste

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.

Sigue leyendo Reasons to visit the Malaria Interpretation Centre of Losar de La Vera

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.

Sigue leyendo The library of Charles V in the Monastery of Yuste