– The Extremadura trail is part ofthe European Routes of Emperor Charles V cooperation network, where the European Academy of Yuste Foundation is actively involved
– Jose Antonio Monago, President of Extremadura, is confident that the European Routes of Emperor Charles V network will be awarded “European Cultural Route” status by the Council of Europe
Around 5,000 people from all over Spain toured the trail that joins Jarandilla de la Vera to the Monastery of Yuste, recreating the last journey of the Emperor Charles V from Laredo (Cantabria) to the Monastery (Extremadura). The Extremadura trail is part of the European Routes of Emperor Charles V cooperation network, where the European Academy of Yuste Foundation has been actively involved since the establishment of the network in 2007.
The President of Extremadura, Jose Antonio Monago, the mayor of Laredo and vice-president of the European Routes of Emperor Charles V cooperation network, Angel Vera, and the mayor of Talaveruela de la Vera, BenedictoDomínguez, were among the hikers.
During an institutional event held in Cuacos de Yuste, Mr.Monago expressed support for the European Routes of Emperor Charles V network´s bid to be designated as a European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe.
Emphasizing “the undeniable importance of Charles V for the strengthening of Extremadura´s European presence”, Mr.Monago explained that the Government of Extremadura had invested €56,000 in tourism resources and projects related to Emperor Charles V over the course of 2013 and 2014, including support for Ommegang, the largest folk festival in Brussels, which commemorates the arrival of the Emperor in 1549 to launch his son and heir Philip II. Mr.Monago expressed his confidence that the European Routes of Emperor Charles V network would be awarded “European Cultural Route” status by the Council of Europe, noting that the network had been officially declared a Regional Tourist Attraction since 2011.
European Cultural Route
European Cultural Route is a title awarded to cultural routes recognized as significant throughout Europe by the Council of Europe. The “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe” program aims at the protection, enhancement and transmission of the European cultural heritage, and also seeks to promote the cultural diversity of Europe and foster intercultural dialogue.
Further information on this program is available at: www.itinerariocarlosv.eu