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Suso and Yuso small group tour

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Enjoy a morning full of spirituality visiting one of the most emblematic monasteries of La Rioja!

The monasteries of Yuso and Suso are part of a religious institution founded in the 6th century by San Millán. They were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. We will pick you up at your hotel / apartment to take you there, and you can visit both monasteries on a visit that lasts approximately 1.5 hours in total.

The first records in Spanish were found in these monasteries! At present it is a convent of friars of the Order of the Augustinian Recoletos. Do not miss the opportunity to discover all the details of these medieval monasteries.

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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedMonastery tickets
  • What's includedWhat's includedAir-conditioned vehicle
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedLunch

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  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. If a booking for only 1 person is made a confirmation message from the tour operator will be required to confirm the tour.

Activity itinerary

Monasterio de Yuso
  • 1h 30m
  • Admission ticket included

The monasteries of Yuso and Suso are part of a religious institution founded in the 6th century by San Millán. They were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. We will pick you up at your hotel / apartment to take you there, and you can visit both monasteries on a visit that lasts approximately 1.5 hours in total.

San Millan Suso Monastery
  • 30m
  • Admission ticket included

constructed between the 6th and 11th centuries, important vestiges remain of the different historic moments it has lived through. The rock caverns in which the hermits lived, the primitive Visigoth coenobium, the Mozarab enlargement and finally, the Romanesque. Access to the monastery is through the portaello, where the tombs of the infantes de Lara and their tutor Nuño are located, accompanying the three Navarran queens. Through the Mozarabic arch with alabaster capitals which recall the time of the caliph of Cordoba in the 10th c., decorated with designs depicting plant motifs and geometrical shapes, we enter inside the Mozarabic monastery with three large horseshoe arches. At the back we can see the remains of the primitive Visigoth construction. The burial cave contains the tomb of the founder from the second half of the 12th c. built of black alabaster and decorated with a recumbent statue, wearing priest's robes, alb, chasuble and stole with a beautifully worked cross on his chest bearing the decoration of numbers and plants. Nowadays, the Pilgrims' Way as it passes through la Rioja makes a diversion to the monastery of Yuso where the saint's remains are kept. During the Middle Ages it was a centre of political and cultural power. From its important scriptorium came the first written testimony of the Romance Spanish and Basque languages, the glosas emilianenses. Nowadays the Ministry of Culture looks after the monastery

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitized between use
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  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Location

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  • LOB_ACTIVITIESLOB_ACTIVITIESMonasterio de Yuso
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    • San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain, Spain

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  • PEOPLEPEOPLEMonasterio de Yuso
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    • San Millan de la Cogolla, Spain, Spain

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