Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Spain - San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
Sent by Conchi, a postcrosser from Logroño in Spain. This one shows Monasterio de Yuso or Yuso Monasteries in San Millán de la Cogolla, a sparsely populated municipality in La Rioja, Spain.
The Spanish language was born in these monasteries, San Millán Suso and Yuso, and they form an important part of the history of humanity. Because of the identification and inter-relationship of the two monasteries with elements of the Mozarabic, Visigothic, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque styles, the architecture and the natural landscape bring together highly significant periods in the history of Spain.