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San Millan Suso Monastery, San Millan de la Cogolla

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Designated a World Heritage Site, and acknowledged by UNESCO as the birthplace of the modern written and spoken Spanish language, San Millan Suso Monastery has a wealth of history. See where the first phrases in Spanish and Basque were written, and explore the cave-like chapels carved into the side of the mountain. To get to the monastery, walk up the hill or take the bus up from the Yuso monastery. Make sure to book in advance at the tourist office in San Millan, as reservations are required. These reservations include a tour, but the tours are only offered in Spanish. A visit to San Millan Suso Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our San Millan de la Cogolla trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Personally I am a fan of older buildings like Suso even if they are neglected. To reach this one, you have to first visit Yuso at the foothills and then take an official bus up the hill. It sounds lik...  more »
  • Only 25 people per half hour are allowed to enter this sight to ensure its preservation. The tickets must be bought at the tourist office in San Millan de la Corolla and you ascend by bus for a 20 min...  more »
  • This is the place to begin a visit to San Millan. The shuttle bus is included, as is the guide. Learn about the hermit and the religious order and pilgrimage tradition that followed him, and the first...  more »
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  • A beautiful place. The guide is quite normal, but correct. If you have time, go down on foot instead of by bus. It is necessary to book in advance well in advance.
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  • Small but nice. The spectacular views
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  • A beautiful place, with stunning views and very cultured place, I recommend the visit.
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  • Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by trees, the landscape is beautiful
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  • Beautiful monastery on the route of the monasteries of La Rioja. Don't forget visit Yuso also.
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