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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 11, 2017
    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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  • August 10, 2017
    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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  • A beautiful place. The guide is quite normal, but correct. If you have time, go down on foot instead of by bus. It is necessary to book in advance well in advance.
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  • Small but nice. The spectacular views
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  • A beautiful place, with stunning views and very cultured place, I recommend the visit.
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  • Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by trees, the landscape is beautiful
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  • Beautiful monastery on the route of the monasteries of La Rioja. Don't forget visit Yuso also.
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