According with the Cervantes Institute, Spanish is the official language in over 20 different countries, and the mother tongue of over 480 million people around the world, with this said, it is the second most spoken language just behind mandarin Chinese. Spanish comes from common latin, which was spoken in a more colloquial way than the written and classic latin. It was in the X century, when the monks of a Rioja’s monastery (only 30 minutes away from La Rioja Spanish School!) started to translate sentences so that everybody could understand them.
Located in Saint Milan de la Cogolla village, the monasteries of Yuso and Susoare world heritage and recibe more than 1000.000 visitors per year. Its library is one of the most interesting parts, it is considered one of the best in Spain because it is preserve with the same furniture that it had back in the XVIII century.
Have you thought about doing a Spanish course?
Why not choosing La Rioja as a destination full of cultural activities, gastronomy, and cradle of Spanish? If you are interested don’t hesitate in contacting us, La Rioja Spanish School, and we will give you all the necessary information about our courses.