Andorra is a box of surprises. A territory full of curiosities and interesting things to discover. Get to know more!
Andorra It is a region that relies largely on tourism. Taking into account its size and population density, this destination has a remarkable wealth that attracts the interest of many of its visitors.
Its official name is Principality of Andorra and we tell you what you can’t miss in this town.
Andorra, the right destination for your next getaway
Andorra is a sovereign microstate, located in Spain?? Although in the country you can speak Spanish, French and even Portuguese, its official language is Catalan. The region has about 77,000 inhabitants (being the 11th country with the smallest population) spread over an area of only 468 km².
It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe and the 16th smallest country in the world, and its capital is Andorra la Vella. It sits at an altitude of 1,023 meters above sea level, making it the capital that is at the highest point in Europe.
What to see
Going on vacation to be in a mall might not seem like a good idea, but the Illa Carlemany Shopping Center (Escaldes-Engordany) might change your mind. As well as providing an opportunity to buy some gifts for the family, it is well located with everything you need.
Visiting the historic center of the capital is an interesting experience. And what about the brilliant sculpture La Noblesse du Temps (Andorra la Vella) by the brilliant Salvador Dalí? Unmissable! Mobili, by Miquel Barcelo, is another example of different modern, original and unforgettable sculptures found in Andorra la Vella.
Museums are cultural spaces that allow you to show a little of the culture and in Andorra.
Venues such as the Perfume Museum (in Escaldes-Engordany), the Carmen Thyssen Andorra Museum (in Escaldes-Engordany), the National Automobile Museum (in Encamp), or the Water and Madriu Valley Visitors Center (in Escaldes-Engordany) , are excellent options.
To see religious architecture, check out the best examples, such as the Church of Sant Miquel d’Engolasters (in Engolasters), the Church of San Roma dels Vilars (Escaldes-Engordany), the Sant Pere Martir Church (in Escaldes-Engordany), the Santa Coloma Church (in Santa Coloma), the Sant Cristofol d’Anyos Church (in La Massana), the Chapel of Sant Adreu (Andorra la Vella) or the Sant Esteve Church (Andorra la Vella).
To admire another type of architecture, visit Casa de la Vall, a fascinating house built more than 5 centuries ago in Andorra la Vella.
Ponte de la Margineda (medieval bridge located in la Margineda), Ponte d’Engordany (stone bridge present in Escaldes-Engordany), or Ponte de Paris (Andorra la Vella), are other spots not to be missed.
Those who can’t do without doing activities that involve a lot of adrenaline can always explore the Karting Grandvalira (in Escaldes-Engordany) or take a walk in the heart of Circuit De Les Fonts (Escaldes-Engordany).
This looks like a good way to stay active while taking in the local natural beauty. It is also a spectacular place for winter sports, as the abundant snow that covers Andorra during a significant part of the winter allows you to ski, go sledding or just play with snowmen or battles in the snow.
Where to eat
There are several spaces in Andorra where you can enjoy the local cuisine. There are luxury and refined spaces, where you can eat “art”, but also traditional restaurants, where you can get to know the local gastronomic culture better.
Andorra also has bars and cafes where you can have a good time while tasting good snacks.
Among these spaces are the restaurants: Kökosnot (29 Carrer Prat de La Creu); El Crosto Restaurant (7 Cap Del Carrer | Basses); Plat’in (8 Carrer Bonaventura Riberaygua, 8); Can Manel (6 W/ Mestre Xavier Plana); Restaurant Versailles (1 Cap Del Carrer); Ristorante Pizzeria Les Oques (Passatge Antonia Font Caminal Edifici Prat de les Oques | Location 6, Escaldes-Engordany AD700).
Among these spaces are the bars and cafes 13.5º (Prat de la Creu 29-39), El Cachirulo (Calle De Les Boigues) and Atelier By Aitor Estela (Carrer de La Vall).
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