Most Popular Tourist Attractions In Andorra

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MOST POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN ANDORRA

Andorra is a small country located high in the mountains of Eastern Pyrenees between France & Spain, with beautiful mountain landscapes that are often overlooked on tourist routes. But despite its area, Andorra is widely for winter destination in Europe for its splendid ski slopes, and hiking & mountain biking are most popular on summer days.

Andorra, rouged of some small towns and villages push away between highest and crest Mountain, is just three hours from Barcelona in the south and Toulouse in the north, creating the perfect journey if you’re short on time.

The main attraction of visitors is the capital of Andorra la Vella. Small enough for a walking trip, this lovely town offers a lively main street entirely shops and restaurants. It is also a land of impressive Middle Ages churches, many of which have been unspoiled by time.

Usually, Skiers & snowboarders, you spread to the small town of Encamp, home to the Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig ski resorts. The most popular ski resort is Grand valira, conecting Andorra la Vella and Les Escaldes. Additional charms of interest to travelers are the picturesque villages of El Serrat, placed high in the mountains, and La Cortinada, where the cult of Martí de la Cortinada is located. These are the most charming villages. They are found in the Valira del Nord, northwest of the capital.

Here is the best places list we gather for you to visit in this best tiny country Andorra.

Capital: Andorra-la-Vella.

Andorra la Vella, the capital of Andorra surrounded by the mountains of the Pyrenees = October 2019, taken by Tayo Hikita. The main street is full of shops claiming “duty free” such as electrical appliances and cosmetics

One of Andorra’s core industries is “tourism,” which takes advantage of these low tax rates. Duty-free shops and other shops account for nearly a quarter of the country’s employment. A ski resort has also been developed, and 8 million tourists, 100 times the population, visit in one year.

La Casa de-la-Vall

House of the Valleys (Casa de la Vall – cat.) – the building of the General Council of the Valleys, or the Parliament of the Principality of Andorra. Casa de la Val was built on a rocky rise overlooking the Valira River as early as 1580 as the family residence of the wealthy aristocratic Busquets family. In 1702, the predecessor of the current Parliament, the so-called Council of the Earth (Consell de la Terra), bought this building from the previous owners for their own needs. Since then, until recently, the entire history of Andorran statehood was directly connected with this building. 

Thick-walled, solid, and robust, built of local stone, the House of the Valleys has three floors – a basement and two upper ones – and stands out for such an exciting feature as small defensive turrets with loopholes located at the corners of the building and known as “pepper shakers.” The turrets, one of which (on the right) is original and the other the result of careful restoration, are located on the façade overlooking the valley.

Winter Wonderland: Vallnord

Vallnord is the most popular winter sports destination in the Pyrenees and attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over Europe to its many beautiful slopes. Skiers and participants of all levels are well provisioned

for, with more experienced skiers usually heading to the northern alpine slopes

of Arcalis and long snows while and seasoned enthusiasts are

equally well catered for in Arinsal and Pal. Most of the slopes are connected

to each other by cable cars, and gondolas from the village of Massana serve Pal.

The Church of Mericell

The Church of Mericell, or the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Merichelle, is the main temple of the Palamental Principality of Andorra, located in the Canillo district and dedicated to the cult of Our Lady of Merichel, the patroness of Andorra. Our Lady of Mericell was officially declared the patroness of Andorra back in 1873, and on September 8, 1921, the image of the Virgin of Mericell was solemnly crowned in accordance with all the canons of the Catholic Church. On May 13, 2014, Pope Francis granted the church the status of a minor papal basilica. Details

Church of San Juan de Caseles

The city is located in the central part of the department, within the Caribbean lowlands , approximately 14 kilometers east of the city of Sinselejo , the administrative center of the department. The absolute height is 152 meters above sea level [2] . The municipality of San Juan de Betulia borders in the north and north-west with the territory of the municipality of Los Palmitos , in the south and south-west with the municipality of Corozal , in the east with the municipality of Sins . The area of the municipality is 199 km² [1] .

Ordino and Casa d Areny-Plandolit

Ordino may take the title of Andorra’s most beautiful village. It is located at 1,300 meters sea-level above and in the northern part of the country. The village features a cute stone building with a slate roof and a wooden balcony. In the summer, it is covered with a blanket of pink petals, and in the winter, it is studded with snow. It is also one of the most interesting villages with attractions, such as the Casa Darleny Prandrit, which is the only majestic mansion in Andorra.

La Margineda bridge

It is considered the most popular object among tourists, against which numerous photographs are taken. An ancient structure in the shape of an arch, made of large stones. The surrounding nature also gives the place a special charm.

Soldeu

A ski resort that attracts hundreds of tourists from all over Europe in winter. It is interesting that its slopes and lifts are connected in one network with neighboring villages – Canillo and El Tarter. As a result, vacationers have a huge choice of where to ride, what level of complexity of the track to choose.

Grandvalira

Despite the great variety of ski villages in Andorra, it is worth mentioning this too. It is considered one of the most prestigious and largest in Europe, as it unites several settlements and, as a result, occupies a vast territory in the middle of mountain ranges. Parents with children often come here, as there is a kindergarten below the lifts, which gives adults a chance to ride and relax in plenty.

Caldea

A modern thermal spa complex, the largest in Europe. An area of ​​600 m 2 is allocated for pools with healing liquid from springs, cozy hotels, water attractions, jacuzzi, restaurants and various entertainment venues. Here you can spend a romantic evening, take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city, and improve your health.

And this is not the whole list of attractions in Andorra. If you have enough time, you can choose where to go and what to see. You just need to focus on your own preferences. So, one will be interested in medieval dilapidated churches and temples located in the most incredible places. Others will prefer to visit a number of fascinating exhibitions – museums of nesting dolls, comics, motorcycles, miniatures, stones, mail, electricity, etc.

 

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