San Millan Suso Monastery, San Millan de la Cogolla

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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  • An essential part of the visit to the monasteries of San Millán. The monastery of Suso, or above, is a unique setting that is worth visiting. Book with time only is allowed to upload with bus. Admission costs €4 and includes transportation and guide.
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  • The Suso monastery or monastery, in old Spanish, was built at the beginning of the 6th century and was in principle a Visigothic Monastery established around the grave of the hermit Aemilianus (Millan) or Emiliano. It went from monastery to monastery suffer expansions distinguishing itself in the Mozarabic, Visigoth horseshoe arches style and Romanesque. The importance of this place is not only artistic and religious, but also linguistic and literary since it was here where a monk wrote calls the Emilian glosses, which were explanatory annotations in the romance language in the margins of the pages written in Latin. In this monastery are also first annotations written in Basque, which is considered the cradle of the Castilian and Basque language. Here dwelt also the monk Gonzalo de Berceo, first poet in the Castilian language
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  • Only by the story that there is in place it is worth climbing. Not expect to see a large monastery, it is small and hardly is anything inside, except for the part of the Church that mixes various architectural styles. The visit is short and have to climb in bus that leaves from the Yuso monastery. Preferable to book by phone.
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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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