Andorra La Vella

Top Attractions in Andorra

25 Jun 2019
Andorra is famous for a few different things – for its incredible, picturesque mountain landscape, for its very well-organized mountain sports facilities, for its old Romanesque churches, for its tax-free shops. The country attracts tourists for its nature, its cultural history, and its wellness destinations. That's why every visitor or group of visitors have their must-visit attraction list, which depends on their interests and their hobbies. This small, but unique country offers a bit of something for everyone.

Centro Historico

“The Historic center” or “the old town” in Andorra la Vella is a small district which has a few very old and interesting historical buildings, such as Casa de la Vall – the old Andorran parliament, the church of Sant Esteve, Casa Guillemó, etc. Tourists can enjoy a few loveable restaurants and tax-free shopping also, which makes the destination very popular.

La Noblesse du Temps

La Noblesse du Temps or The nobility of time is a monumental bronze sculpture, which is weighing 1,400 kilograms and is rising to 4.90 meters above the ground. It's made by the legendary artist Salvador Dali, and it symbolizes the passing time, which dominates over humanity. There are quite a lot of art lovers around the world, who are eager to visit Andorra just to enjoy this authentic piece of genius, made personally by the hand of Salvador Dali. Keep in mind that you’ll most probably have to wait in line for a while before being able to come close enough to take a picture.

Madriu-Perafita-Claror Natural Park

Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is listed as a part of UNESCO World Heritage and is therefore very popular destination among visitors from all around the world. This huge Valley occupies around 10% of Andorra’s entire territory. Its network of various hiking paths, numerous mountain huts and renovated shepherd cabins give the tourists a lot of options for discovering different picturesque routes.

Church of Saint Stephen

This small 12th-century church is located in the old city of the capital – Andorra la Vella. It is a Romanesque church – part of the rich Romanesque cultural heritage on the territory of Andorra. The church has some impressing sculptures, a bell tower, and an apse. The entrance is free of charge and available throughout the year.

Vallnord Mountain Park

Vallnord Mountain Park is a specialized activity hub, placed in the Vallnord-Pal Arinsal resort. The place is specially designed to welcome families with children and offers a few delightful family activities which include karting, electric train riding, wall climbing. The place has numerous child-friendly facilities such as swings, ball pools, trampolines, rope bridges, slides, and easy hiking routes.

Soldeu Ski Resort

Soldeu is a modern ski resort in the heart of the Pyrenees. It’s a well-organized skiing village which has everything a ski lover needs – slopes, lifts, ski schools with group and private lessons, etc. The place is also full of additional après ski activities and locations to choose from – sports bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs and shopping areas.

Valle del Sorteny

This natural park is mostly known for its wide variety of species – both of the flora and the fauna. It preserves the diversity of animals and plants in the Pyrenean mountains at its finest. Tourists can explore this wilderness gemstone by themselves or by taking part in the guided thematic eco-tour routes, which focus on different natural aspects of the park – ancient forest, birds, insects, soils, etc.

Mirador del Roc del Quer

This is an epic viewpoint, which consists of the 20-meter-long walkway – 8 of them on solid ground and the other 12 – in the scenery itself. The last 12 meters are part of a platform which is suspended in the middle of the air and brings the sensation of flying over the magnificent Pyrenees. Part of it is made of transparent glass which will also boost your adrenaline. The location is free and open for all, all through the year.

Church of Sant Joan de Caselles

This magnificent church dates back to somewhere between the 11th and the 12th century of Medieval Europe. It is a classic example of Romanesque architecture – built entirely from stone and wood, with some amazing pictorial interior, including scenes representing the crucifixion. It’s also effortless to find – it is located on the main road between Andorra and France. The entrance is free, and all the visitors are offered to use free parking for the first 2 hours of their visit.

Romanesque Andorra Interpretation Centre

Pal is a protected village in Andorra, created between the 11th and the 12th century. It preserves a unique rural atmosphere along with some of the oldest Romanesque buildings in the country. The main features of the Romanesque cultural heritage in Andorra are shown in a permanent exhibition complemented with an audiovisual montage in the Romanesque Andorra Interpretation Centre.

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