Andorra de Vella

Andorra la Vella Travel Blog

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Next morning when we woke up we had our breakfast - and my son always enjoys this because then he can get bacon and eggs. Our goal of this morning was to go Andorra and do some shopping. Driving up to Andorra is always a very nice trip if you like driving in mountains. This time we were lucky because there was not that many trucks on the road. We were also lucky with the weather - it was clear warm and very beautiful.  

Andorra la Vella  is the capital of the principality of Andorra and situated at 1409m. The city's main attraction is the shops - and the duty-free shoping:D. It is always possible to make a bargain here if you are looking after something special. The city is lying at the confluence of the Gran Valira, the Valira del Oriente and the Valira del Norte rivers, Andorra La Vella is surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains of up to 2500 metres high.

The old cetre Barri Antic was the original heart of the town when it was little more than a village. It stretches from the Esglesia de Sant Esteve to Placeta del Puial and is characterized by atmospheric cobblestoned streets and arresting stone houses.

Visit the Casa de la Vall (House of the Valley) where the Andorran parliament has met since 1702. Originally built as a family home in 1580, it has to be one of the most comfortable parliament chambers in the world! The town’s Esglesia de Sant Esteve dates from the 11th century. Stroll in the Placa del Poble – the large public square atop the Edifici Administratiu Govern d’Andorra.

One of the most interesting places will be the Caldea Spa. The interior is made as the hanging gardens of Babylon and the facilities are great; indoor and outdoor pools with fountains and waterfalls, saunas, hot-tubs, Turkish baths, sunbeds and a lot more. 

anjok says:
We think of going there next week but we are still not sure. I am afraid we won't find any place to stay at night...
Posted on: Jul 02, 2007
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Andorra la Vella
photo by: Chokk