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    Tourist Attractions in Andorra

    The most interesting tourist attractions places in Andorra. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Andorra

    Andorra is a tiny principality, lost in the eastern Pyrenees between much more impressive neighbors — France and Spain. Despite its modest size, Andorra attracts many tourists.

    First of all, everyone who is not indifferent to downhill skiing comes here with pleasure. There are a lot of trails, gentle and dizzying descents, excellent conditions for ski holidays are created. In addition, Andorra attracts with a vacation in the mountains, surrounded by magnificent and almost untouched nature.

    The advantages of the principality include a European-style high level of service, a well-developed tourist infrastructure. At the same time, a vacation in Andorra will cost an order of magnitude cheaper than at other European ski resorts. There is also a duty-free trade zone in the principality, so you can just go shopping here.

    What you should definitely do in Andorra is to master one of the winter sports, sit in a bar on a mountain slope, visit local museums and shopping centers, buy souvenirs, for example, cigars, or ski equipment at favorable prices, relax at one of the spa resorts.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Andorra

    Engolasters Lake

    Lake Engolasters is located near the city Encamp, at an altitude of about 1.6 thousand meters above sea level. There is a special tourist route to it, but some prefer to climb steep slopes, watching the picturesque surroundings. There is a picturesque church nearby, so a walk along the shores will bring great pleasure. In addition, you can take a ride on the local cable car to see the entire valley of the lake from a height.

    Engolasters Lake
    Tobacco Museum

    Tobacco Museum

    This unusual museum is located in the seventh district of Andorra, at an altitude of 909 meters above sea level. It is here that the best cigars in all of Europe are made in small factories and factories. The Tobacco Museum opened in 1999, it contains a collection of everything related to the path of tobacco from the plantation to the smoker. In the museum you can get acquainted with old equipment, tools, cigars made by hand, as well as taste one or another sample right on the terrace.

    Ingles Valley

    This is the most picturesque place in the whole Principality of Andorra, green, surrounded by mountains and at the same time carefully equipped with human hands. Across the valley Incles stretches a highway, along which tourists are waiting for a lot of cozy hotels and shops. There are also ski resorts here. A mountain river roars through the valley, on the banks of which picnic areas are equipped for the convenience of travelers. The trip itself is on the central road Incles will bring a lot of fun, and walking — even more so.

    Ingles Valley
    Church of Santa Coloma

    Church of Santa Coloma

    Once in Andorra la Vella, it is impossible not to notice this outstanding structure, much more like a powerful tower or fortress than a temple. Meanwhile, Santa Coloma is really a church, however, devoid of luxury or deliberate pretentiousness. Built in the X century, which has preserved its original appearance to the present day, the church has remained a striking example of pre-Romanesque architecture. The church is still operating, attracting tourists with its peculiar beauty and ancient history.

    St. John's Church

    The Church of St. John was built in the Romanesque style in the form of a powerful tower, located in one of the most beautiful corners of Andorra — on the exit from Canillo. It is believed that the temple was built in the XI-XII centuries. It is distinguished by a bell tower in the Lombard style, porticos, remnants of magnificent stucco and a rectangular nave. A visit to the Church of St. John is usually included in the route of bus tours around Andorra, as it is just on the way to the location of other interesting attractions.

    St. John's Church
    Casa de la Val House Museum

    Casa de la Val House Museum

    As a matter of fact, this is the building of the old parliament of the city, where many antiquities have been preserved that tell about the history of Andorra. In the house museum Casa de la Val tourists can see the hall where the council met, visit a truly medieval kitchen and a guest hall. In general, the decoration of this fortress cannot be called magnificent or too bright, however, it is interesting precisely for its history. In addition, there is a Post Office Museum, and the first floor is occupied by the Church of San Ermengol.

    Soldeu Ski Resort

    Resort Soldeu is connected by a network of trails and lifts with two more resorts — El Tarter and Canillo. This opens up extensive opportunities for travelers to visit many interesting places and move freely between individual zones. In addition, Soldeu is located near the capital of Andorra, so it is very accessible from a geographical point of view. It is recommended to visit the resort from December to April.

    Soldeu Ski Resort
    Valnord Arinsal

    Valnord Arinsal

    This is a ski resort located near the villages of the same name, beautifully spread out on the mountain slopes. Wallnord Arinsal started developing relatively recently, but is already popular. All trails and sections are divided into sectors — for family holidays, for children, for all ages, for experienced skiers. Although, it should be recognized that Wallnord Arinsal is preferred by beginners — all conditions are created for them here.

    Caldea Spa

    This thermal wellness center can be called unique and designed for a unique rest, recovery of the body and relaxation. Caldea is the largest thermal water center in Europe! Here you can spend time not only alone, but also with the whole family, arrange a romantic evening. The territory of the center is 600 squares with pools of various depths, rocks, cascades, waterfalls, a water park, a Jacuzzi and showers. The thermal waters of Caldea have many healing properties.

    Caldea Spa