Elizabeth of Aragon

The 3 must-see royal palaces in northern Spain

This article was written by Sophie Strid. While travelling in Spain, you don’t have to limit yourself to Madrid or Barcelona to see historic royal buildings. The northern part of the country is just as intriguing when it comes to architecture and regions like Cantabria, and the Basque Country are home to a number of [read more]

Maria Christina of Austria
Elisabeth Franziska of Austria

Queens Regent – Maria Christina of Austria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Maria Christina of Austria was born on 21 July 1858 as the daughter of Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria. She was Princess-Abbess of the Theresian Royal and Imperial Ladies Chapter [read more]

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Anna of Austria

Burial Places of the Queens and Consorts 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]