Don Juan himself is buried in the crypt, in an enormous sarcophagus with the inscrption Fuit homo missus a Deo cui nomen erat Iohannes. [John i:6] (I love the Latin Vulgate, whyever did the Church stop using it??)
I suggest that on 12 October we all pause for a few minutes, and remember the enormous debt we owe to Spain.
I too have visited his tomb in the Alcazar. Although it is splendid, it is also rather simple compared to the other royal tombs. And it is set apart, because as a bastard the hero of Lepanto did not qualify to be buried alongside the rest of his family.
Those are some of the reasons why Chesterton calls him the Last Knight of Europe and has some pretty withering things to say about the monarchs who should have been protecting Christendom against its mortal enemy.
- words of Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Dominic.