At the age of 20, the shepherd Emiliano, who would later become Santo Millán, decides to abandon his sheep and go to live in a cave in the Sierra de la Demanda.
Secluded from the world, in absolute solitude and enduring the rigors of the place, Emiliano has lived there for more than 40 years.
When you get to what used to be his house and you look at the views around him, you come to understand why he didn’t want to leave.
Although he did.
And he still had time to live to 101 years of age (473-574).
Today we are going on our way to the Cueva del Santo, in which San Millán lived almost half of his life.
La Rioja in autumn is a dream destination for many travelers – and for good reason! From the end of September until well into November, the landscapes change their colors with the harvest of the grapes, yellow, red and green leaves along with the coppery brown of their lands, presenting a spectacle for the senses.