Top sights in Andorra. The best vacations in 2022

Perhaps the most wonderful thing about traveling to this fabulous country is that as soon as the bus enters the mountains. You somehow immediately disconnect from the past and plunge into the present, completely unwilling to think about the future. This magical area with mountain slopes, lakes, and small houses at the foot of the mountains attracts so much attention in Andorra.

Magical area with mountain slopes, lakes, Andorra

You will not be bored here:

  • golf
  • go-karting
  • horseback riding
  • hiking in the mountains
  • swimming in thermal waters
  • visiting museums and restaurants

which, by the way, are more than 400, one for every square kilometer of the territory.

The most convenient way to get here from Barcelona is by driving 208 kilometers along mountain roads. The capital, Andorra la Vella (translated as “Old Andorra”) is located at an altitude of 1023 m above sea level and is full of ancient buildings, some of which are more than five hundred years old.

The capital, Andorra la Vella

Modern buildings do not spoil the overall look at all, harmoniously fitting into the interior of a mountainous area. Until 1993, the country was under dual administration by France and the neighboring Spanish town of Seu-d’Urgell. With the adoption of the constitution and the emergence of a democratic country. The country is nevertheless still considered a principality, with co-rulers from France and Seu-d’Urzhel, although the main administration is carried out by the parliament, consisting of 28 deputies.

Only 84 thousand inhabitants live in the principality, not counting tourists who regularly visit the country in search of a pleasant and inexpensive vacation. Skiing on the slopes of the mountains, they simultaneously sunbathe right in the middle of the winter season.

Ski resorts

The resorts of Grandvalira and Vallnord annually from December to May receive more than 12 million tourists from all over the world. Who come to enjoy the purest mountain air, wonderful climate, diverse cuisine and entertainment, and almost wild nature combined with the service of the highest level of local staff.

All this can be found in the town of Aerts, which is located next to the ski stations. In addition, shopping lovers will also find something to profit from – there are no direct taxes here, so prices for French cheeses, Spanish wines, perfumes, and jewelry in Andorra are much lower than in France and Europe.

Sights of Andorra

Lovers of antiquity can visit the museum of Orthodox iconography with icons from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Poland. The earliest of which dates back to the XV century AD or go to the museum of Nikolai Syadristy. Which presents miniature compositions of this master – a swallow’s nest located on a grain of rice, a caravan of camels in the eye of a needle, and the famous golden flea with horseshoes. There is such a museum only in Ukraine and, oddly enough, in the Principality of Andorra.

The feeling that you are living in a fairy tale does not leave until you leave the country.

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