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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 is worth approaching to San Millán de la Cogolla, to visit the monasteries of Yuso and Suso, considered the cradle of the Castilian.
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  • Guided, very good tour guide who accompanied us. Very interesting to know about the birth of the Castilian and Basque language, as well as the work of San Millán. Very interesting collection of codices.
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  • In contrast to the monastery of Suso in Yuso if you can spend hours looking at paintings, carvings, carved stone details... The visit and the price of 7 Euro entrance is worth. Stunning books of songs of the monks. The best of the visit without doubt, the interest and sympathy of the guide who accompanied us, but unfortunately my memory does not allow me to say the name... To enjoy!
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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!
  • Must-see for all those who want to learn the history of Spanish. I recommend the guided tour to see the glosses. Relaxing surroundings and beautiful landscape. We loved staying at the hotel, the rooms are former cells of monks.
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  • Essential visit for anyone interested in history. It is the birthplace of the Spanish language. Interesting library.
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  • The beautiful landscape and the most interesting two monasteries. If visiting the monastery of Yuso advised you enter with outerwear in cold, and advise you go walk the Suso.
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