Andorra Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places To Visit
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Best Places to visit in Andorra:
Vallnord, Església de Sant Esteve, Lake Engolasters, Sant Joan de Caselles Church, Our Lady of Meritxell, Coma Pedrosa, Església de Sant Martí de la Cortinada, Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, Església de Sant Romà de les Bons, Pic de Médécourbe
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Top 9 Beautiful Place To Visit in Andorra 2018
Andorra Tourist Attractions: Top 9 Beautiful Place To Visit in Andorra. Things to do in Andorra 2018.
Andorra (Country in Europe)
Andorra is a tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known for its ski resorts and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping. Capital Andorra la Vella has boutiques and jewelers on Meritxell Avenue and several shopping centers. The old quarter, Barri Antic, houses Romanesque Santa Coloma Church, with a circular bell tower.
#1. Andorra la Vella
Andorra la Vella is the capital of Andorra, in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. It’s known as a duty-free retail hub, with shops lining Meritxell Avenue. The 12th-century Sant Esteve church has baroque altarpieces. Former parliamentary seat Casa de la Vall, dating to 1580, features 16th- and 17th-century murals. The nearby area of Vallnord has resorts with trails for winter sports, plus a bike park.
#2. El Pas de la Casa
El Pas de la Casa is a ski resort, town, and mountain pass in the Encamp parish of Andorra, lying on the border with France.
Soldeu is a village and ski resort in the parish of Canillo, Andorra.
Canillo is one of the parishes of Andorra. Canillo is also the name of the main town of the parish. Canillo has a gondola link to the main ski resort of Grandvalira.
Arinsal is a village in Andorra, set at an altitude of between 1550 and 2560 metres, close to the border with Spain at Tor, Pallars.
#6. El Tarter
El Tarter is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of Canillo.
#7. Les Escaldes
Les Escaldes or briefly Escaldes is an urban area in Escaldes-Engordany parish, Andorra. It is located near the nation's capital, Andorra la Vella.
#8. Grau Roig
Grau Roig is a sector of the Grandvalira ski resort in Andorra, located in the parish of Encamp. It includes alpine skiing and cross-country skiing tracks. It is the only sector in Grandvalira which does not have a populated settlement.
Meritxell is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of Canillo in the north of the country near the French border. Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra.
Andorra. Small Country in Europe 2019
Andorra, además de destacar por sus impresionantes parajes naturales también es muy famosa por la gran cantidad, calidad y variedad de tiendas que ofrece su capital: Andorra la Vella.
Places to Visit in Andorra la Vella-andorra most beautiful
Best 10 Tourist Attractions in Andorra-andorra tourism
1 The Capital City: Andorra la Vella
2 Winter Wonderland: Vallnord
3 Sant Joan de Caselles Church
4 Centre Termolúdic Caldea
5 Ordino and Casa Plairal d'Areny de Plandolit
6 La Cortinada and Sant Martí Church
7 The Town of Les Escaldes
8 Touring the Valira d'Orient Valley
9 Encamp and the National Automobile Museum
10 The Santa Coloma Church
So how does Andorra, this tiny and remote country, get eight million visitors per year? Landlocked between France and Spain, most visitors are from those two countries. Many of them like to go skiing in winter, or hiking in summer,
but the biggest factor is duty-free shopping. All of Andorra is duty-free and the value added tax or VAT is set at just 4.5%, making it a very attractive destination for shopping. Walking around town, you will notice an abundance of cigarettes, perhaps more cigarettes than anywhere else outside of airports. One pack of Marlboro, for instance, sets you back EUR 3.30 - that's less than half of what you'd pay in neighboring France.
You will also see a lot of cheap alcohol, perfumes, pharmaceuticals and electronics. Some of the goods are real bargains, others seemed more like tourist traps.
Let me be honest, Andorra la Vella may not be the most beautiful capital of a European country. The surrounding nature is very pretty, though, and the historic district of Andorra la Vella is definitely worth an hour or two.
My favorite building here was the 16th century Casa de la Vall, the headquarters of the Andorran parliament. The Principality of Andorra has retained its independence throughout the centuries as a feudal state and it took until 1993 to receive a constitution. Today, Andorra is a member of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. The official currency is the Euro, but the country is not part of the European Union. Therefore, you have to pass through immigration and customs at the border crossing and declare any goods you might bring to Spain or France exceeding the value of EUR 900.
Visiting Andorra was fun and I wish I had more time to explore the mountains. I never thought that I would say this, but Andorra is about more than just ticking off yet another country on your bucket list.
Top10 Recommended Hotels in Andorra la Vella, Pyrénées, Andorra
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Top10 Recommended Hotels in Andorra la Vella, Pyrénées, Andorra: 1. Andorra Park Hotel *****
2. NH Hesperia Andorra La Vella ****
3. Hotel Plaza *****
4. Acta Arthotel ****
5. Centric Atiram Hotel ****
6. Holiday Inn Andorra *****
7. Eurostars Andorra *****
8. Hotel Pyrénées ***
9. A Casa Canut Hotel Gastronòmic *****
10. Hotel de l'Isard ***
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1. Les Canals, 24, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $125 - $440
Located in the center of Andorra La Vella, the Andorra Park Hotel offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valley. It features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
2. Avinguda Doctor Mitjavila, 1, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $70 - $160
The NH Andorra La Vella (formerly Hesperia Andorra La Vella) is on one of Andorra La Vella’s main shopping streets. It offers modern, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.
3. Na Maria Pla, 19-21, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $102 - $236
The elegant Hotel Plaza has an ideal setting, near the commercial center of Andorra La Vella. Its luxury accommodations is popular among famous actors, artists and politicians. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
4. Prat de la Creu, 15-25, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $70 - $232
Acta Arthotel in Andorra la Vella offers a spa with a sauna and Turkish baths. All rooms have free Wi-Fi internet access.
5. Avenida Meritxell 87-89, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $80 - $222
Located in pedestrian street in central Andorra la Vella, Centric Atiram Hotel offers is located on the popular Meritxell Street, full of tax-free shops. Centric Atiram Hotel is just 601 m from Caldea Thermal Spa. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
6. Prat de la Creu, 88, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $91 - $207
This elegant hotel is located in the center of Andorra. It is decorated with tapestries by Salvador Dalí. The hotel is less than 5.6 mi from the Grandvalira ski resort. The Vallnord ski runs are 15 minutes away by car and the hotel offers ski storage. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
7. Avenida Meritxell, 23-25, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $77 - $357
Featuring an on-site restaurant and fitness center, Eurostars Andorra is located in the center of Andorra la Vella.
8. Avinguda Princep Benlloh, 20, AD500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $49 - $95
Located 200 m from San Esteve Church, Hotel Pyrenees offers free Wi-Fi and a tennis court. In summer, guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and terrace.
9. Avenida Carlemany, 107 Escaldes-Engordany, AD700 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $133 - $241
Casa Canut is well-known throughout Andorra for its gourmet restaurant, and has 30 years experience as a small family-run hotel.
10. Avenida Meritxell, 36, AD 500 Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Price range $47 - $195
In central Andorra La Vella, De L’Isard has free Wi-Fi and mountain views. This traditional stone building offers spacious rooms with a TV, minibar and central heating.
Andorra, Canillo - Verano 2014
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This minicountry wedged between France and Spain offers by far the best skiing in the Pyrenees, like in Canillo & Soldeu or Arinsal & Pal. In the last five years, its resorts have invested over €50 million in mountain cafés and restaurants, chairlifts and gondolas, car parks and snow-making machines. And once the snows have melted, summer activities are to be had in Ordino & around. There’s great walking in abundance, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes in the higher, more remote reaches of the principality.
A warning though: this may not be the case a few years from now. Greed and uncontrolled development risk spoiling those side valleys. Already the pounding of jackhammers drowns out the winter thrum of ski lifts and threatens the silence of summer.
Created under a charter in A.D. 988, the present Principality was formed in A.D. 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a monarchy headed by two Co-Princes – the Spanish/Roman Catholic Bishop of Urgell and the President of France.
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Panorámica de Andorra desde Sant Miquel D'Engolasters
Os de Civís in the Pyrenees, Andorra
Os de Civís is a village in the central Pyrenees mountains in the province of Lleida, Spain, and is located to the west of Andorra, near the villages of Aixàs and Bixessarri. Civís is the nearest Spanish village. It is the most populated village in the municipality (Les Valls de Valira).
Os de Civís is very close to the Spain--Andorra border, and is unique in being the only Spanish village that can be reached by vehicle only by going through Andorra. It has a number of medieval buildings including a Romanesque church.
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Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra. The original statue dates from the late 12th century. However, the chapel in which it was housed burned down on September 8 and 9, 1972, and the statue was destroyed. A replica can be found in the new Meritxell Chapel, designed in 1976 by Ricardo Bofill. In the late 12th century, on January 6, a wild rose in bloom was found by villagers from Meritxell going to Mass in Canillo. It was out of season and at its base was found a statue of the Virgin and Child.
The statue was placed in the Canillo church. However, the statue was found under the same wild rose the next day.
The statue was taken to the church of Encamp. However, as before, the statue was found under the same wild rose the next day.
As in similar legends elsewhere, the villagers of Meritxell took this as a sign and decided to build a new chapel in their town after they found an open space miraculously untouched by the winter snows.