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The capital of Andorra is well-known to fans of all kinds of recreation. The nearby ski resort attracts winter sports enthusiasts. At the same time the variety of stores and malls makes it an ideal holiday destination for shopping fans. There are a lot of tourists walking through picturesque places and exploring local attractions. The tourist infrastructure is well-developed here.
Shopping is the second most popular activity in Andorra La Vella. And it is the most popular activity for those who are indifferent to mountain skiing. The reason for this is that a small … Open
The first city on the site of Andorra la Vella was founded in the 9th century and became a settlement in 1279. For the last hundred years, the city lifestyle and appearance have changed beyond recognition. At the same time, it managed to preserve its unique national flavor and charm. For travelers the most attractive is the historical district of the capital with a beautiful St. Armenol's church — one of the most important symbols of the city.
In the preserved old buildings there are interesting shops and restaurants, as well as popular hotels, so a walk through the historic district promises to be fascinating. It is recommended to prefer a foot walk through the territory of the historic district, as well as in the New City. The New City is a focus of modern hotels and business centers, so it is visited mainly by business travelers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Andorra La Vella will appeal to active children and those who like to learn new things about the world and the history of various cities on vacation. It will be interesting for children to … Open
Shoppers are traditionally attracted by Avenu Meritxell and Charlemagne Avenue. Without a share of exaggeration, we can say that in these busy streets there are trade pavilions of famous world brands. In addition to traditional souvenirs and clothes, many tourists go to the shopping streets in search of ski equipment. Local shops are not only distinguished by a decent choice of goods, but also very attractive prices. Here you can very profitably buy quality sports supplies and any other goods.
Local restaurants are sure to impress travelers who prefer simple and hearty dishes. In national restaurants you can taste excellent meat delicacies. One of the main gastronomic symbols of Andorra la Vella are sausages, they are abundantly presented in both local restaurants and specialized stores.
Local restaurants will delight tourists with a high level of service, excellent taste of cooked dishes and a variety of interiors and prices. If you are a gourmet and prefer haute cuisine, … Open
Travelers who cannot imagine their vacation without wellness procedures and would like to spend time with health benefits will be nicely surprised. They will be able to have a wonderful time in the Caldea Spa, founded near healing springs and well-known far beyond the country. Despite the developed infrastructure and characteristics typical for modern cities, Andorra la Vella continues to be a very peaceful and harmonious place. After 10 pm the city life literally freezes: all the shops and restaurants are closed, the busy city streets are covered with peace and silence. With the first morning sun beams, the dynamic city comes to life, beckoning travelers to new discoveries and adventures.
Andorra la Vella is a comfortable resort that is perfectly suitable for a family vacation. Tourists with children will be genuinely pleased with the variety of entertainment options available to them. Consider visiting Naturlandia – this popular entertainment center is located in the neighborhood of the resort. Vacationers can enjoy all of the amusements in warm months. There are playgrounds and various amusements for children of different age and for adults. Assault courses at Naturlandia are particularly popular with visitors. Small children will enjoy a visit to a small zoo that is also open in the territory of the complex. This zoo has only friendly animals that children can pet and feed.
Many events take place every year in Andorra da Vella. This town is considered the highest of the European capitals. These are bright national holidays and very popular sports events. For … Open
The nearby town of Canillo is home to another place that deserves a visit, Palau de Gel. It takes only 20 minutes to reach the ice palace from the capital. The complex offers a rich choice of entertainments for the whole family. Besides a traditional ice skating rink, there are ice quests, and even carting. Those who have always dreamt of learning how to ice skate will also find it very interesting to visit this center. There is a rental office that has quality sports gear. Once you have the necessary equipment, simply hire a professional instructor who will teach you how to skate.
Andorra la Vella When it is getting dark, numerous guests of the resort head to Placa del Poble. The district formed around this square is rich in entertainment. There are a concert hall, a theater, several shopping centers, numerous interesting shops, and, of course, numerous restaurants and bars. It is no less interesting to visit this district in the daytime because many souvenir shops and outlets tend to close quite early.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Andorra la Vella
♥   Castle 'Castle de la Pedra' Lleida, 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Miglos' Ariège, 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Gudanes' Ariège, 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Montaillou' Ariège, 43.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Mirabat' Ariège, 45.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Andorra la Vella
♥   Natural Park 'Alt Pirineu' , 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici' , 49.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Pyrénées ariégeoises' , 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Pyrénées catalanes' , 63.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Posets-Maladeta' , 84.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Andorra la Vella from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Artigas Gardens

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
Despite its beauty and uniqueness, the park of Artigas is one of the lesser-known attractions of Catalonia, so it would be a delight for fans of secluded places. The garden is open on weekends and holidays. However, by reservation, travelers can visit it on weekday. It will be comfortable to get there not only for residents of the tiny Catalan village, but also for the guests from Barcelona. Pobla de Lillet is easily accessible by train. … Read further

Sightseeing in Andorra: things to see

Andorra is home not only to high class ski resorts, but also to a large balneology resort, Escaldes. The main attraction of Escaldes is a complex with thermal strings. The center of the city is the location of a huge glass cupola. The cupola protects several dozens of swimming pools, so the resort can serve guests all year round. Don’t forget to take an excursion to the national reserves as local waterfalls, picturesque grottoes and mountain streams are totally worth your time. Car fans will find much fun in Encamp as the town is the location of the National Car Museum. … Open
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The Demand for Travel with Bikes May Spike in Switzerland This Summer

Trains with this feature will have a bicycle label. Tourists get a bike ticket for their reservation. It is possible to purchase this bike ticket in a mobile app right before departure or use the traditional counter. International trains in Switzerland will also offer this service but the price may differ. Tourists who plan to travel with their bikes a lot may be interested in purchasing an annual bike pass with 25 reservations worth CHF 50. Read this

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