Suso Monastery was the setting for the first words of Castilian Spanish and also the first poems in the language. The cenobium, which is the monastery’s nucleus, is Visigoth, built in the year 550, making it one of Spain’s oldest. San Millán did his lent penance in its caves. In the 10th century it was inhabited by Mozarab monks and the horseshoe arch in its main doorway and the square chapels inside date from this period. The building has two naves, separated by horseshoe arches. In 964 the…

Suso Monastery was the setting for the first words of Castilian Spanish and also the first poems in the language. The cenobium, which is the monastery’s nucleus, is Visigoth, built in the year 550, making it one of Spain’s oldest. San Millán did his lent penance in its caves. In the 10th century it was inhabited by Mozarab monks and the horseshoe arch in its main doorway and the square chapels inside date from this period. The building has two naves, separated by horseshoe arches. In 964 the…

The Visigoths were the western tribe of the Goths (a Germanic people) who settled west of the Black Sea sometime in the 3rd century CE. According to the historian Herwig Wolfram, the Roman writer Cassiodorus...

Visigoth

The Visigoths were the western tribe of the Goths (a Germanic people) who settled west of the Black Sea sometime in the 3rd century CE. According to the historian Herwig Wolfram, the Roman writer Cassiodorus...

Viking age / Finland

Viking age / Finland

Visigothic belt Spain

Visigothic belt Spain

The inquisition was created by catholics in the 1478 and it lasted till the 1834.

The inquisition was created by catholics in the 1478 and it lasted till the 1834.

Dynastic line from the first Visigothic kings to Felipe VI. (Click to enlarge)

Dynastic line from the first Visigothic kings to Felipe VI. (Click to enlarge)

Ataulf was king of the Visigoths from 410 to 415. During his reign, he transformed the Visigothic state from a tribal kingdom to a major political power of Late Antiquity.

Ataulf was king of the Visigoths from 410 to 415. During his reign, he transformed the Visigothic state from a tribal kingdom to a major political power of Late Antiquity.

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