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Ancient monastery

Tiny monastery uphill from the Yuso monatery. Taking the bus and a guided tour is obligatory for a... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Mark v
Madrid, Spain
Ancient Monastery, Worth A Visit

As with all monasteries on or near the Camino, the Suso monastery is worth a visit. It's one of two... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark v
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Cars are not allowed. You need to get a minibus for a five minute drive to get to Suso. A must see jewel if you are in La Rioja. The guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the monastery and made the visit very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CarlosG4098
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Cars are not allowed up the track to this wooded, hillside site of a tiny monastery founded in the VI century. There is a bus whose timetable is posted in the square by the newer, bigger monastery down the hill. Or there are paths which...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

A historical place which gives you a truly atmospheric feeling as you consider the hermits 1400 years ago as they established a monastery here. The significance of the place to the Castilian and Basque languages is impressive even if you dont get to see the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JS19772017
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Personally I am a fan of older buildings like Suso even if they are neglected. To reach this one, you have to first visit Yuso at the foothills and then take an official bus up the hill. It sounds like a pain but it is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank NicoMunozMadrid
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Only 25 people per half hour are allowed to enter this sight to ensure its preservation. The tickets must be bought at the tourist office in San Millan de la Corolla and you ascend by bus for a 20 minute guided tour, in Castellano. The...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank djspain
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is the place to begin a visit to San Millan. The shuttle bus is included, as is the guide. Learn about the hermit and the religious order and pilgrimage tradition that followed him, and the first written examples of Spanish languages

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We spent 18 days in Northern Spain and the visit to the Suso Monastery was a highlight. The monasteries of San Millán de Suso and San Millán de Yuso are two monasteries located in La Rioja, Spain. They have been designated a World Heritage Site...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Rockcreekpark
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Well, perhaps beautiful is not the worth, more charming, atmospheric. Small, seen in 30 minutes. Walk down through the woods afterwards instead of taking the bus.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 25 October 2015

As with all monasteries on or near the Camino, the Suso monastery is worth a visit. It's one of two monasteries that together make a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Park near the town and buy an admission ticket, which gives you a bus ride up...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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