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Monasterio de Yuso, San Millan de la Cogolla

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A World Heritage Site with a gorgeous cathedral, Monasterio de Yuso exists alongside another monastery called San Millán de Suso. A large structure, it is architecturally impressive with an extensive collection of books and relics. The small 11th-century casket containing the remains of San Millan is a highlight, with its ivory-carved panels featuring Romanesque designs. Tours are given in Spanish with some written English descriptions. Consider researching the site beforehand or hiring your own English-speaking guide for more information. Using our world travel planner, San Millan de la Cogolla attractions like Monasterio de Yuso can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a large (very large) monastery, with lots of chambers and rooms. It seems you have to go with a tour, but for some reason we ended up inside and we were able to explore it on our own. It's quite ...  more »
  • The one on the hill (Suso) is more mystical and older. Make sure to visit both. There are other monasteries in the area that are also worth a visit if you have more time. Definitely a nice break from ...  more »
  • 1 hour tour. I assume the guide was very knowledgeable but not overly engaging. Opulent church, lots of gold. Perhaps we were over it  more »
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  • It is a lovely monastery and its a great plan for day trips. Loved all the history and the tour guide was great.
  • A worth-visiting spot!
  • Here is where was born the Spanish and the euxkera. The place is surrounded by lush nature and green vegetation. Highly recommended and indispensable.
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  • A perfect visit. Pleasant, nice, interesting... Thanks to Rakel, guide, stunning all of his explanations and their professionalism
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  • Brutal as lived today here on the occasion of the III Rioja Ultra Trail.
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