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. Put San Millan Suso Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Millan de la Cogolla vacation planning website .
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  • very simple monastery, but with a lot of history, the place where it is located is very beautiful and the transport to the monastery is a small bus very comfortable.
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  • Short visit to the monastery where he lived San Millán. It is in good condition, although already warn you in the visit that the balance is very complicated by movements of the mountain. Spectacular caves where they lived the hermits and where buried when he died. You can not climb without reserve, as it is forbidden to climb on private vehicle.
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  • It is exciting to be in the birthplace of Castilian and Basque. Because it was here and not in Yuso. It is a small church that brings together on its walls from the 4th century to the 13th. You must reserve the visit in advance. Anyway I had to 11'30 and at 10 o'clock was there with the idea of seeing before Yuso. But he had failed a group and we do first Suso and Yuso. It is worthwhile as well. On the one hand do the chronological order and on the other there are less people a lot. Despite being August could do two visits with great peace of mind. But when we leave the Yuso the crowd was considerable. I've read opinions of desganadas guides here. It wasn't our case. It was a nice elderly man who lived what explained and knew that what was talking about, since they asked questions and did not hesitate a moment to answer them and without error. The visit is short. Half an hour climb, visit and download. It is true that access to private vehicles is prohibited, but if you demonstrate that social security disability or other reason do not hesitate to make an authorization with date, time and seal so that you can access in your vehicle. The charm of this church has on its environment would be lost anyway if they did not so.
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  • Super interesting site, wonderful to see so much history in this small monastery built into the hill. The tour is short. Recommend walking up from Yuso monastery.
  • Tiny miserable, after climbing walk say tickets are sold below. A pity. The trip to La Rioja was great, friendly people everywhere. Except in the monastery of Suso. We already went without visiting any of the two monasteries. A pity that do bad work.
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  • Beautiful place to visit. You can take bus and get natural trails.
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  • A tranquil and ideal place to visit in autumn.
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  • The bus to take a NAP after eating at the milestone's Grill.
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