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Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna

Queen of Spain’s tiara up for auction

A tiara belonging to Italy’s royal family will be one of the highlights at a Sotheby’s auctions in Geneva next week. The tiara was a wedding gift to Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo from her father upon her marriage in 1867 to Amadeo, Duke of Aosta, who later became king of Spain. It features graduated scroll motifs [read more]

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Anna of Austria

Burial Places of the Queens of Spain

Anna of Austria – El Escorial (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain) Barbara of Portugal – Convent of the Salesas Reales (Madrid, Spain) Beatrice of Portugal – Monastery of Sancti Spiritus (Toro, Spain) Berengaria of Barcelona – Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) Berenguela of Castile – Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas (Burgos, Spain) Blanche of Bourbon – Monasterio de San Francisco de Jerez [read more]