Top Tourist Places to Visit in Canillo, Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Europe

Top Tourist Places to Visit in Canillo, Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Europe

Canillo is a parish belonging to Andorra covering an area of 110 sq. km, situated 12 km northwest of Andorra la Vella, the capital of Andorra. Canillo is the home town of Xavier Capdevila Romero who is the famous Andorran ski mountaineer.

Canillo is the major town of Canillo parish and other settlements under the parish of Canillo are listed below:

  • l’Aldosa, El Forn
  • Bordes d’Envalira
  • Sant Pere
  • Els Plans
  • Soldeu
  • Molleres
  • Meritxell

Canillo is located between latitude 42°34′00″ in the north and longitude 1°36′00″ in the east, 1,526 meters above sea level. Canillo is home to many 12th-century structures including San Joan de Caselles (Romanesque church).


Connectivity to Canillo:                             

Canillo is located between the towns of Andorra La Vella and Pas de la Casa. The La Seu d’Urgell Airport of Montferrer in Spain is the nearest airport to Canillo, situated around 40 km away from Canillo with limited connectivity.

Canillo is located around 180 km away from the Toulouse–Blagnac Airport in Blagnac, France which offers flights to most of the major European and American locations.

Tourists can inquire at the local travel agencies for bike or car to reach tourist destinations, neighboring cities and airport.


Food and Shopping in Canillo:

There is an Olympic size ice skating rink called The Palau de Gel which is an entertainment complex featuring a bar, swimming pool, restaurant and shops, located few kilometers away from Canillo.

List of the major food corners in Canillo is as follows:

  • Restaurant La Galeria
  • Bar Restaurant Els Pessons
  • Arrosseria Pi de Migdia
  • Restaurant Bar Terras
  • la cantina dels racons


What to do in Canillo?

  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Shopping
  • Visiting Historical sites


Places to see in Canillo:


Sant Joan de Caselles:

The San Joan de Caselles is a Romanesque church dating back to the 12th century, situated 1 km away from the heart of Canillo. It is open for tourists from 10AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM (July to August). There are free guided tours available for tourist’s convenience.


Meritxell Sanctuary:

The Meritxell Sanctuary is devoted to the Patron Saint of Andorra, Virgin of Meritxell. It was initially built in the 12th century but was once destroyed by fire, reconstructed in 1976. There is the Andorra’s National Holiday celebrated grandly in the Meritxell Sanctuary on September 8. Entrance is free. It is generally open from 9:15AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM from July and August.


The cross of seven arms:

Situated on the track, the cross of seven arms was built in the Gothic style of architecture. Tourists can visit this typical site between 8AM and 5PM from Monday to Friday.


List of other places of interest in Canillo includes:

  • Sant Serni de Canillo
  • Sant Joan de Caselles
  • Roc del Quer Via Ferrata
  • Canal de la Mora Via Ferrata
  • Motorcycle Museum
  • Sport Wellness Moutain Spa
  • Racons Via Ferrata
  • Canal del Grau Via Ferrata


Ideal time to visit Canillo:

Generally the middle months of the year will be ideal to travel Canillo while the weather remains pleasant.


Where to stay in Canillo?

Canillo is home to all sorts of accommodation centres like hotels, resorts, apartments and camping. Camping is a cheaper option. Here is the list of the prominent hotels in Canillo:

  • Hotel Obaga Blanca
  • Hotel Font d’Argent Canillo
  • Roc Del Castell Hotel
  • Aparthotel Montarto
  • Ski Plaza Hotel
  • Hotel Bonavida
  • Magic Canillo Resort Hotel and Apartments
  • Aparthotel Els Meners
  • Roc Del Castell Aparthotel
  • Apartaments Sant Bernat
  • Aparthotel Roc Del Castell
  • Camping Santa Creu
  • Mirador Bordes de Envalira
  • Hostal Borda Patxeta
  • Camping Janramon
  • Camping Bona Estada

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