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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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  • Don't you miss this small monastery beside the great monastery of San Millan.Precioso environment, half treasure hidden between the forests. It is old, it has parts damaged by the time... but he has something that attracts you, that magic that is breathed between its walls and arches. The short visit and very enjoyable guide.
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  • To get to know you have to make an appointment in advance and upload by bus. Visits private are banned by heritage conservation. It is a small and curious monastery by the history of san Millán who lived there until her 101 years. It is a short visit, but site is really magical and beautiful, the explanation of the very good guide. €4 visit, ride up and down on bus and explanation of the Guide. Highly recommended.
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  • After a few curves by the mountain, to lower the minibus or car and 50 metres gets you the ancient monastery of Suso, recessed in the mountains and depths, as the views are only the Monte. It is striking to find Visigothic arches, Romanesque, Arabic, receiving room, the Oratory of San Millán and his Cenotaph, embedded in the mountain. You can see remains of the monks who inhabited it as well as sarcophagi, etc. Very interesting.
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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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