when the emperor Charles V
renounced his two crowns, he began a last trip that took him from the
Cantabrian coast to his definitive residence in the monastery of Yuste
Peñaranda de Bracamonte
We propose this route that follows his last itinerary toward the chosen
secluded place of La Vera.
From Medina del Campo,
during his journey through the lands of Salamanca, he visited Peñaranda
de Bracamonte. There you can
enjoy a walk through its arched squares, its parochial church of the
XVI century and the countless works of art that it has in the museum
of the M.M. Carmelitas.
From there we will continue on to the village of Macotera,
with the magnificent parochial
church of Santa María del Castillo,
of the XV and XVI centuries, and beautiful Mudejar art. The landscape
begins to become ridged and covered with oaks in Alaraz,
where we can visit the church
of the XVI-XVIII centuries
and the hermitage of Christ.
His majesty arrived at Gallegos
de Solmirón on Monday,
November 9, 1556, and, after spending the night, travelled to Barco
de Ávila, in the neighbouring
lands of Avila.