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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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  • smaller that you of yuso, you climb on a bus door-to-door, they explain and have half an hour to see him until he comes again the bus to pick up, nice views from the outdoor arches
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  • Are of holiday in Logroño and something that I wanted to especially see were these two monetary, so us are moving towards there, arrived well according to them indications of the gps and as not had visits to those hours decided to down walking to the village to do time. What is our surprise to get closer to the tourist spot when the employee tells us that we can be fined 500 euros for parking the car in the parking lot of the monastery of Suso, we explain that it cannot be where we have left the car because there is no sign of prohibited parking or similar as she tells us quite edge shape. If it went up again to walk and see two vertical sides, not especially visible signs because there is a horrible fog.. .and barriers, more signals or a miserable forbidden Park in all of the parking. We went down again with the drive and try again to get the tickets to the same employee, "waste of sympathy" tells us that we have to wait until 17:00 (does not sell us tickets). We wait patiently, and when we want to buy tickets at last tells us that only we can see Yuso, since the last bus to Suso has come when we have uploaded to the car. Quite angry after them misunderstandings with the said employed and after have lost the day us have gone... by not tell you 4 things hope to return when is me pass the cabreo because really I wanted to know it.
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  • Here were written the first texts in Spanish and Basque (called "Glosas Emilianenes") by an anonymous monk by the 11TH century. The entrance is worth $ 6 and well worthwhile. We must conform to the visits in advance (not you can book; in the Suso can do). Visit through VERY pleasant monastery at the hands of an exceptional guide that makes the tour a delight. Visit the library and to the place where lies San Millán. Without a doubt, a must-see if you are in la Rioja that you return to the origin of our language.
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  • Beautiful monastery and its surroundings
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  • Through a brief visit your guide tells you the life of the Saint. For reasons of conservation do not leave much only look out from the central gallery to the different caves used stays for thousands of years. Called the attention seen in a same building four moments in the wall of the Romanesque designs entry or historical. To reach this monastery you have to do it by bus. The only authorized up to mount vehicle and that leaves from the parking lot of the monastery of Yuso, where you have to buy the ticket for €4
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  • SUSO, i.e. monastery, is where work and lived until his death San Martín, in caves where was subsequently constructed this monastery. Of the older ones.
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  • Cradle of the Castilian language where a Codex in latin is kept for centuries with notes in Spanish and in Basque for the first time in history, in a spectacular place also. -This remote monastery is considered by many to be the birthplace of the Spanish and Basque languages, since the first written documents originated in this beautiful place.
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  • Upload to the fall d the afternoon walk and feel when you get q are in another time... It is priceless... the incredible views
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