This is the ship on which the emperor made his last journey to Spain to move permanently to the Monastery of Yuste
Sigue leyendo Bertendona’ or Holy Spirit, the ship that brought Charles V to Spain
The ship Espíritu Santo was the vessel chosen to take Emperor Charles V from the port of Flesinga (Flanders) to the port of Laredo, where he disembarked on 28 September 1556 to make the journey that took him to the Monastery of Yuste.
Because of their orientation, the emperor’s rooms were exposed to the sun all day long, with the resulting heat. Especially in summer
It was already known that the emperor’s health was not good. According to the physician and writer Víctor Guerrero Cabanillas in his study ‘Illnesses and death of Charles V’, published in Revista de Estudios Extremeños, already in Jarandilla de la Vera, on 20 November 1556, Luís Quijada wrote to the secretary Juan Vázquez to inform him of the emperor’s health. According to what he reported, he was in good health, healthy and fat, although gout was causing him quite a few ailments. However, in spite of everything, nothing foreshadowed such an accelerated end.
And all because of a window.
Sigue leyendo A window and the death of Emperor Charles V
Here are some tips to help you enjoy a unique day out with the family
On Saturday 4 February, the 24th Emperor’s Route will be held, commemorating the transfer of Emperor Charles V from his temporary retreat in Jarandilla de la Vera to the Monastery of Yuste.
Sigue leyendo Tips for enjoying the Emperor’s Route
On 4 February you have a date with Emperor Charles V if you wish to accompany him to the Monastery of Yuste
Everything is ready for the 24th edition of the Route of Emperor Charles V! As usual, this route, which starts in Jarandilla de la Vera and ends at the Monastery of Yuste after passing through Aldeanueva de la Vera and Cuacos de Yuste, commemorates the final transfer of Emperor Charles V to his final resting place.
Sigue leyendo Get your boots ready for the 24th Route of the Emperor!
This was the distance travelled by Emperor Charles V on his last journey to Yuste after disembarking in Laredo
90 leagues separated Laredo from the Monastery of Yuste. That was the distance travelled by Emperor Charles V on his last journey after disembarking in Laredo until he reached Yuste.
Sigue leyendo 90 leagues on the road
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
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
It is believed that the pond at the Monastery of Yuste is clearly inspired by the garden in Ghent where the emperor was born
Sigue leyendo The water pond at Yuste Monastery
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.
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
It is said that he went inside the coffin and listened to the prayers for his soul there
Sigue leyendo Did Emperor Charles V rehearse his own funeral?
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?