Places to Visit in Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Europe

Places to Visit in Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Europe

Andorra la Vella is the capital as well as the largest city of the Principality of Andorra covering an area of 30 sq. km. It is the highest capital city in Europe with an altitude of 1,023 meters. Andorra la Vella belongs to the parish of Andorra la Vella holding a population around 22,256, as of the 2011 census.

Tourism is the backbone of the Andorra la Vella’s economy and furniture manufacturing and brandy production are other important economy sources.

Andorra la Vella coordinates with 42°30′00″ N latitude and 1°30′00″ E longitude. It is positioned at the convergence of the Valira del Nord and the Valira de l’Orient mountain streams and features an oceanic climate.


History of Andorra la Vella:

The literal meaning of Andorra la Vella in the local language is ‘Andorra the City’ or ‘Andorra the Old’. It is believed that, Andosin tribe people were the original settlers of Andorra la Vella and it has been the capital of the Principality of Andorra since 1278.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Europe

Connectivity to Andorra la Vella:

The Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport is the closest airport to Andorra la Vella, situated around 170 km away with frequent flights to Paris and seasonal flights to Amsterdam, Birmingham, Southampton, Charleroi and Nantes.

Andorra la Vella is located around 190 km and 200 km from Toulouse–Blagnac Airport in France and Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Spain respectively.

Bus is a cheaper local travel option and tourists can also hire taxi or car for both short and long distances in Andorra la Vella.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Andorra la Vella:

Andorra la Vella houses numerous famous historical structures including the Casa de la Vall and many museums as well. The city is also home to many big shopping centres that offer all kinds of latest branded products.

Here is the list of the major restaurants in Andorra la Vella:

  • La Cava Andorra
  • La Borda Pairal 1630
  • Eatalian Republic
  • Taberna Angel Belmonte


What to do in Andorra la Vella?

  • Mountain climbing
  • Hiking
  • Bus Turistico Tours
  • Andorra Massage
  • La Nou Lake Trail


Tourist Attractions in Andorra la Vella:

Lake Engolasters:

Situated in the vicinity of the Andorra la Vella city, the Engolasters Lake is a beautiful oblong shaped lake with deep blue water. The lake measures a surface elevation of 1,616 meters and an average depth of 10 meters.


The Church of Sant Andreu:

The Church of Sant Andreu is a Romanesque church constructed during the 12th century. It is still good in condition, allowed for tourists from Monday to Saturday.


Bridge of la Margineda:

Built during the medieval times, the Bridge of la Margineda is located in Santa Coloma located around 3 km away from the city of Andorra la Vella. Tourists can also watch a metallic sculpture near the bridge.


List of other places of interest in Andorra la Vella includes:

  • The church of Sant Esteve
  • Casa de la Vall
  • Església de Sant Martí de la Cortinada
  • Rec del Solà and Rec de l’Obac
  • Rec del Solà and Rec de l’Obac
  • Andorra la Vella High Street
  • Vallnord
  • Església de Sant Climent de Pal
  • Església de Sant Romà de les Bons
  • Our Lady of Meritxell

Best time to visit Andorra la Vella:

The ideal time to visit Andorra la Vella is during the months between April and October.


Accommodation options in Andorra la Vella:

Being a popular tourist destination of Andorra, Andorra la Vella hosts plenty of hotels and resorts with amazing tourist favor facilities and services including spa and sauna. The major hotels in Andorra la Vella are listed here below:

  • Reial Pirineus Hotel
  • Roc del Sola
  • Bonavida Hotel
  • Hotel Sant Jordi
  • Coma-Bella Hotel Sant Julia de Loria
  • Font del Marge Hotel
  • Zenit Diplomatic Hotel
  • Magic Andorra Hotel
  • Hotel De L’Isard
  • Hostal Cisco De Sans
  • Hotel Festa Brava
  • Hotel La Pedrera
  • Pension La Rosa
  • Hotel Celler D’En Toni
  • Casa Vella Hotel

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