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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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  • A stone's throw from the monastery of yuso this little gem, Tomb of Kings and refuge of hermitages, presents an excellent state of conservation. From its small cloister monastery below, you can see from that is accessed by a pleasant stroll in ascension. Essential wedge of cult must-see and our language.
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  • Simpler than the Yuso, this monastery is advisable to see it if you go to this area. You have to book entry previously and with time. If you can't, nothing happens, with visit of Yuso and you get an idea of the whole monastic. Beautiful location and beautiful views in the autumn.
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  • Very small (Visigoth, of course), where stood the chapel of San Millán. A jewel of the Visigothic art and worth seeing the caves where he lived as a hermit San Millán. Wonderful.
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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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