Decision : CONF 208 VIII.C
Inscription: San Millan Yuso and Suso Monasteries (Spain)

San Millan Yuso and Suso Monasteries




The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi), considering that the Monasteries of Suso and Yuso at San Millán de la Cogolla are exceptional testimony to the introduction and continuous survival of Christian monasticism, from the 6th century to the present day. The property is also of outstanding associative significance as the birthplace of the modern written and spoken Spanish language.


Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Spain
Year: 1997
Decision Code: CONF 208 VIII.C