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Spain, San Millan Yuso and Suso Monasteries

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Location San Millán de la Cogolla, Province and Autonomous Community of La Rioja, Spain
Coordinates N42 19 33.096 W2 51 53.856
Property 19 ha
Date of Inscription 1997

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/805 )

The monastic community founded by St Millán in the mid-6th century became a place of pilgrimage. A fine Romanesque church built in honour of the holy man still stands at the site of Suso. It was here that the first literature was produced in Castilian, from which one of the most widely spoken languages in the world today is derived. In the early 16th century the community was housed in the fine new monastery of Yuso, below the older complex; it is still a thriving community today.

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Monastery of San Millán de Yuso Monastery of San Millán de Suso

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