The scriptorium at San Millán

San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries1997

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The scriptorium at San Millán not only produced the first clear graphical appearance of the Spanish language, but also wrote some of the most detailed encyclopaedias that we know of from the early Middle Ages (10th and 11th centuries) in Iberia and Europe. It also gave rise to some of the most learned literature of the entire Middle Ages, written by Gonzalo de Berceo, the first Spanish poet of note.


  • Title: The scriptorium at San Millán
  • Creator: San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  • Date Created: 1997
  • Location Created: Spain
  • Rights: San Millán de la Cogolla Foundation / JPEG Estudio
  • Location: Spain
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi)
  • Date of Inscription: 1997
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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