Santo Domingo de Silos is directly linked to the history of the Castilian language, being the place where the Glosas Silenses or Silos Glosses were written, another of the earliest written examples of Castilian Spanish.
The Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos combines the flavour of its historical past, a past which pervades the whole atmosphere of the monastery, with the lively activity of the Benedictine monks still living there. The monastery cloisters, one of the masterpieces of Romanesque art in the Iberian Peninsula are a must-visit. Silence reigns in this architectural wonder decorated with beautiful capitals.
Standing in the monastery is the famous cypress to which Gerardo Diego dedicated his verses; the monastery also houses the old pharmacy, which still preserves the shelves holding marvellous jars for the potions and remedies; and, finally, of particular mention are the world-famous Gregorian Chants which visitors can listen to.
|[MONASTERY OF SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS ]||[ MONASTERY OF SILOS CLOISTER]||[ OLD PHARMACY ]|
|[ GREGORIAN CHANTS ]||[ THE TRACE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE ]|