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Blasón en base de columna. Claustro del Hospital de la Concepción.

Blasón en base de columna. Claustro del Hospital de la Concepción.

Isabella I was Queen of Castille, in what is today Spain. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon, also part of present-day Spain. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under her grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system to bring the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for supporting Columbus' 1492 voyage to the Western…

jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Isabella in the Rimado de la Conquista de Granada, from by Pedro Marcuello

Isabel I (Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Ávila, April 22, 1451 - November 26, 1504 in Medina del Campo, Valladolid) was Queen of Castile and León.

Isabel I (Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Ávila, April 22, 1451 - November 26, 1504 in Medina del Campo, Valladolid) was Queen of Castile and León.

CASTLES OF SPAIN - Madrigal de las Altas Torres is a municipality located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. For some authors, the place name is of Arab descent Madrigal. The second part of the name, "de las Altas Torres' refers almost certain to the hundred towers that lined the fence walled (XIII century), much of which still stand. From their nearness its strength depended, for the population being in the middle plain, had no natural defense.

CASTLES OF SPAIN - Madrigal de las Altas Torres is a municipality located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. For some authors, the place name is of Arab descent Madrigal. The second part of the name, "de las Altas Torres' refers almost certain to the hundred towers that lined the fence walled (XIII century), much of which still stand. From their nearness its strength depended, for the population being in the middle plain, had no natural defense.

Avila Madrigal de las Altas Torres Puerta de Cantalapiedra

Avila Madrigal de las Altas Torres Puerta de Cantalapiedra

Isabelle of Castile, Mother of Catherine of Aragon

Isabella of Castile and Aragon Queen of Spain. Married to King Ferdinand, mother of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII first Queen.

Representación de “Las Moradas” en Madrigal de las Altas Torres

Representación de “Las Moradas” en Madrigal de las Altas Torres

Madrigal, Lo Real, Torres, Jesus Is, Hospitals, Mondays, December, Feather

Queen Isabel, Standing - Diego Velazquez

Queen Isabel, Standing - Diego Velazquez, another royal family portrait

Spain Scott #782 and #784 (22 Apr 1951) 500th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Isabella of Spain.  Cover with registered cancellation and special Jaén, Spain handstamp (both with 22 Aug 1951 date).  Significance of cover: Not sure, as Queen Isabella was born 22 April 1451 in Madrigal de Las Altas Torres, Spain. Clue: cachet and handstamp mentions Air Mail Spain-U.S.A.

Spain Scott #782 and #784 (22 Apr 1951) 500th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Isabella of Spain. Cover with registered cancellation and special Jaén, Spain handstamp (both with 22 Aug 1951 date). Significance of cover: Not sure, as Queen Isabella was born 22 April 1451 in Madrigal de Las Altas Torres, Spain. Clue: cachet and handstamp mentions Air Mail Spain-U.S.A.

Avila Madrigal de las Altas Torres Casa natal de Isabel la Católica

Avila Madrigal de las Altas Torres Casa natal de Isabel la Católica

Our Lady of Mercy (detail). From Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila). Sixteenth century. Barcelona, Museo Federico Marés. Hickey & Robertson, Houston/The Menil Foundation.

Our Lady of Mercy (detail). From Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila). Hickey & Robertson, Houston/The Menil Foundation.

Avila Madrigal de las Altas Torres Hospital de la Purisima Concepcion

Avila Madrigal de las Altas Torres Hospital de la Purisima Concepcion

Las Puertas del Palacio de Juan II, en Madrigal de las Altas Torres, se abrirán cinco siglos después para ver salir a un Rey de Castilla http://revcyl.com/www/index.php/cultura-y-turismo/item/4297-las-puertas-del-palacio-de-juan-ii-en-madrigal-de-las-altas-torres-se-abrir%C3%A1n-cinco-siglos-despu%C3%A9s-para-ver-salir-a-un-rey-de-castilla

Las Puertas del Palacio de Juan II, en Madrigal de las Altas Torres, se abrirán cinco siglos después para ver salir a un Rey de Castilla http://revcyl.com/www/index.php/cultura-y-turismo/item/4297-las-puertas-del-palacio-de-juan-ii-en-madrigal-de-las-altas-torres-se-abrir%C3%A1n-cinco-siglos-despu%C3%A9s-para-ver-salir-a-un-rey-de-castilla

This postcard shows the only true portrait of Los Reyes Católicos (Ferdinand and Isabella).  It is located at the Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Gracias in Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila), Spain. Even though it is small, it is beautiful!

This postcard shows the only true portrait of Los Reyes Católicos (Ferdinand and Isabella). It is located at the Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Gracias in Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila), Spain.

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