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Suso Monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla

  • Interior of Suso Monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla. San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja © Turespaña

    Interior of Suso Monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla. San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja © Turespaña

     
  

Category

Monasteries and seminaries

Date

Siglo VI

Style

Visigothic
Zona Monasterios
26326 San Millán de la Cogolla
La Rioja

Telephone+34 941373082

Fax+34 941373082

E-mailsanmillan@lariojaturismo.com

Websitehttp://www.monasteriodesanmillan.com/suso/index.html

Together with the Monastery of Yuso, it has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. 

Suso Monastery was the setting for the first words of Castilian Spanish and also the first poems in the language.

The cenobium, which is the monastery’s nucleus, is Visigoth, built in the year 550, making it one of Spain’s oldest. San Millán did his lent penance in its caves. In the 10th century it was inhabited by Mozarab monks and the horseshoe arch in its main doorway and the square chapels inside date from this period. The building has two naves, separated by horseshoe arches. In 964 the Iberian Peninsula’s first encyclopaedic dictionary was written: the Emilianense 46 Codex. In the 13th century, Gonzalo de Berceo wrote the first poems in the Spanish language. His remains lie in the Romanesque chapel.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Sunday

9:55 AM to 1:25 PM

3:55 PM to 5:55 PM

 

Nov 01 to Mar 31

Tuesday to Sunday

9:55 AM to 1:25 PM

3:55 PM to 5:25 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

General: €4

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E-mail: turismosanmillan@najera.net

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