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San Jeronimo at San Yuste

A Hieronymite monastery, founded in 1404. It is famous as the last retreat of the Emperor Charles V, who abdicated in favor of his son Philip II (in 1556). There is a cloister and a roofed terrace there with a fine view of the countryside. The Emperor was born in Ghent (then a Flemish city) and loved gardens. His pleasure garden survives at San Jeronimo. See comment in Marie Luise Gothein's History of Garden Art.

Monasterio de Yuste, Cuacos de Yuste, Plasencia, Extremadura, Spain

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