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Very interesting visit

The best visit on a cold Sunday. It was amazing. Unfortunately we could not properly visit as the... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
Limassol, Cyprus
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Place where the first Spanish and Basque languages texts were found

Place where the first Spanish and Basque languages texts were found. Also a very beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Mark v
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

The best visit on a cold Sunday. It was amazing. Unfortunately we could not properly visit as the main monastery was closed. There was however an exhibition of old photos at one of the rooms which was actually opened for public. Will go back on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Place where the first Spanish and Basque languages texts were found. Also a very beautiful monastery. Joining a tour is obligatory, you can't just walk around. Explanations are very good.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The monastery is well with a visit, with the chapel a particular highlight. You have to join a tour (in Spanish) so can’t go at your own pace, which was the only frustration.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

A fantastic historic monastery where the first text in Spanish was written. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the visit even more interesting. The children enjoyed too. Highly recommended if you are in La Rioja

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Had the guided tour of the monastery (its in Spanish). Its quite an interesting tour, including a library area where the monks wrote books which are reputed to be the first in Spanish language The countryside around it is quite beautiful too. Suso Monastery is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is a surreal place to visit and appreciate the history that made Spain and the world speak Spanish.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We survived the 1 hour guided tour in Spanish with our children but appreciated the opportunity to visit this wonderful place. The church and sacristry are splendid, whilst seeing the significant books was very interesting. Only guided tours ensures a more intimate and civilised visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Note this is not open on Mondays and timed visits on an « on the hour «  basis are the way they work. We did not pre book, so there was for us only a tour in Spanish, and no written information leaflets were available in English,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Nice castle, hnfortunately only guided in Spanish. There are signs with explenation in English and french.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Marco2013
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We visited this monastery and the much smaller Suso Monastery which is about a 20 minute walk up a fairly steep woodland trail (or alternatively you can hop on a mini bus provided as part of their guided tour). It's free to walk around the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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