San Millan Suso Monastery, San Millan de la Cogolla

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • You arrive to the monastery in an AC mini bus from the lower monastery of Yuso where they sell the tickets. The site is wonderful and one is owed by the inside with it early christian chapels and...  more »
  • Tiny monastery uphill from the Yuso monatery. Taking the bus and a guided tour is obligatory for a visit. The guide gave a nice tour and explanation.  more »
  • The place and the tour are very worth the visit. This place used to be the most sacred place in the middle ages, so much so, queens are buried here. Do be careful NOT to drive up there, or follow the GPS through the dirt road however. Cars are not allowed up there and they’re serious about it, expect 600€ fine, as we were warned. Take the bus and tour which you must purchase tickets to by the car park. I rate it 3 stars only because this information is not readily provided and if you happen to walk up there, you won’t get to go in.
  • Beautiful historic monastery.

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