Emperor Charles V was the great sixteenth century pan-European sovereign. His travels throughout the European continent are remembered as a symbol of unity for different regions and nations.
Through inheritance, he brought together, under his rule, extensive territories in western, central, and southern Europe and the Spanish colonies in the Americas and Asia.
Council of Europe values
Emperor Charles V, together with the extensive list of nations that were part of his State, shaped an unprecedented European identity that united different regions and countries under the same set of rules and values. His legacy allows us to better understand present-day Europe.
The European Routes of Emperor Charles V is certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2015.