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.

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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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