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Mosaic of cultures

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Mosaic of cultures

Monasterio de Suso


On Sunday we suggest a unique cultural visit: The Monasteries of Suso and Yuso at San Millán de la Cogolla, World Heritage Site and cradle of the Spanish language. The Route of the Spanish Language starts off from these monasteries in La Rioja.

The Monastery of Suso, the older of the two, is situated between mountains. There, the hermits in the middle ages wrote in its scriptorium the first words in the Spanish and Basque languages. The Monastery of Yuso, is bigger and wealthier. It houses the Spanish Language Classroom and a unique library.

On the road to San Millán, you will pass Berceo, the village where Gonzalo de Berceo, the first poet of the Spanish language was born.

From San Millán, we recommend a visit to Santo Domingo de la Calzada.. Make sure to visit the Cathedral, where you will find the saint's tomb and a chicken coop! Inside the church! Ask about the miracle of the cock and chicken and you will find out why. Be sure to stroll through its streets and take a break at the Parador de Turismo, ancient Pilgrims' Hospital.

You will pass by many places that are worth stopping. Take your time. Stop and enjoy the landscape, the people and the Rioja-style hospitality. If you don't have not enough time to do it all, don't worry. La Rioja is very close and we will be delighted to welcome you back.

Remember that in La Rioja there is much to see: dinosaur tracks, colonies of storks, artisans... a day is too little. Come back soon!

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