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Place where the first Spanish and Basque languages texts were found

Place where the first Spanish and Basque languages texts were found. Also a very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Mark v
Madrid, Spain
Lovely monastery, but slightly awkward for non Spanish speakers

The monastery is well with a visit, with the chapel a particular highlight. You have to join a tour... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

The San Millan Yuso Monastery is full of history and is one of the most interesting monasteries of Spain. It is the most important monastery in La Rioja. It is huge and is calle the El Escorial of La Rioja. It was started in 1053,...More

5  Thank BennyMalaga
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

You can't go around on your own, you have to join a tour group - available in Spanish only. We thought this very poor for a "world heritage site".

1  Thank MrsRoot32
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Place where the first Spanish and Basque languages texts were found. Also a very beautiful monastery. Joining a tour is obligatory, you can't just walk around. Explanations are very good.

Thank Mark v
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The monastery is well with a visit, with the chapel a particular highlight. You have to join a tour (in Spanish) so can’t go at your own pace, which was the only frustration.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

A fantastic historic monastery where the first text in Spanish was written. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the visit even more interesting. The children enjoyed too. Highly recommended if you are in La Rioja

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Had the guided tour of the monastery (its in Spanish). Its quite an interesting tour, including a library area where the monks wrote books which are reputed to be the first in Spanish language The countryside around it is quite beautiful too. Suso Monastery is...More

1  Thank SeemsTVL
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a surreal place to visit and appreciate the history that made Spain and the world speak Spanish.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We survived the 1 hour guided tour in Spanish with our children but appreciated the opportunity to visit this wonderful place. The church and sacristry are splendid, whilst seeing the significant books was very interesting. Only guided tours ensures a more intimate and civilised visit.

Thank JS19772017
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Note this is not open on Mondays and timed visits on an « on the hour «  basis are the way they work. We did not pre book, so there was for us only a tour in Spanish, and no written information leaflets were available in English,...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Nice castle, hnfortunately only guided in Spanish. There are signs with explenation in English and french.

Thank Marco2013
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited this monastery and the much smaller Suso Monastery which is about a 20 minute walk up a fairly steep woodland trail (or alternatively you can hop on a mini bus provided as part of their guided tour). It's free to walk around the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

On our bike tour we stopped at the monastery Suso. For 7€ p.p. we had a guided tour (Spanish only, but in every room there is information in English available and you get a flyer at the start - so all points of interesting are...More

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