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Andorra is nestled high in the Pyrénées Mountains on the French-Spanish border. The Andorran Capital and largest city is Andorra la Vella (23.000 residents), where all three stages of Andorra 21 Ports start and finish. Andorra has a rich and vibrant culture and given its location, the nation is multilingual with the spoken languages being Catalan (official language), French, Spanish and Portuguese. Andorra is the 16th smallest country in the world by land – it is roughly a 40km drive from one side of the country to the other – and the 11th smallest by population. The Andorran currency is the Euro.
Find out more on Visitandorra, the official Andorra tourism website.
Andorra la Vella
Andorra la Vella is the capital of the Principality of Andorra. It is located high in the east Pyrenees, between France and Spain. A city that is the central valley of the country, with an average altitude of 1,050 meters and is the commercial center of the Pyrenees: the streets of the city form a huge outdoor shopping gallery, with more than a thousand establishments and shops specializing in fashion and accessories, jewelry and watches, sports, perfumery, parapharmacy and other departmental stores. Andorra la Vella is a dream destination for shopping lovers.
Among the commercial areas, Avinguda Meritxell stands out, which attracts many tourists thanks to its exclusive brands and international commercial franchises. In addition, you will find large shopping areas that offer a wide variety of products, numerous restaurants, and hotels which have a capacity of more than 3,000 beds.
A must-see cultural visit is the Historic Center. Boasting with its alleys and shops that have unique personalities. A true heart of the town at the beginning and middle of the last century, it houses such emblematic and essential architectural monuments of the country such as the Casa de la Vall, the former headquarters of the General Council of Andorra, built in 1580.
In the capital, it offers activities of all kinds and for all tastes and ages that make boredom impossible. The third essential pillar is, in addition to shopping and cultural heritage, the mountain, which is just minutes from the center and offers spectacular scenery. In Andorra la Vella you can do many mountain routes, with varying degrees of difficulty. The most impressive is, without a doubt, the Madriu-Perafita-Claror natural complex, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. At the entrance to this natural valley there are perfectly signposted paths that go up to Prat Primer and the Coll de la Caülla through the forests of Palomera. The protected complex, which is shared by four parishes (Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra la Vella, Escaldes-Engordany and Encamp), is a magnificent example of the natural and cultural environments of medium and high mountain ecosystems.
Andorra la Vella is a lively, dynamic city with activities to do all year round! We look forward to seeing you there!
Find out more on turismeandorralavella.com, the official Andorra La Vella website.