In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.


In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.


This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Last will and testament of Queen Isabella

  • Last will and testament of Queen Isabella. General Archive of Simancas © Ministerio de Cultura

    Last will and testament of Queen Isabella. General Archive of Simancas © Ministerio de Cultura






Original title

Testamento de Isabel la Católica
General Archive of Simancas
Valladolid, Castile-Leon

The experts highlight the far-reaching personal and political impact of this exceptional manuscript, and consider it one of the most important documents of her reign.

After a preamble steeped in religious sentiment, the will demonstrates great critical judgement in its approach to the most important issues of government, which would persist into subsequent reigns: institutional policy, with a mention of the disproportionate growth of official appointments; the administration of justice, with a recommendation to expand the crown's jurisdiction; fiscal policy, where she urges the extension and collection of revenue; the reinforcement of monarchic power; a religious policy based on the defence of the faith; international policy, with particular attention to north Africa and the Indies; and the decisive issue of the succession, designating Juana as her heir, and her husband Ferdinand as governor of the kingdoms.

Details of the work

10 pages



Find tourist information in the surroundings

spain is culture