Experiences in a place like this are rarely boring. The site is huge, in fact it is the largest spa in Europe to date. Its changing rooms are big, well-furnished and clean. There is a broad variety of activities in various areas. You can eat very well and the price is not too expensive (2 people for 40 euros). Their elevator to the highest peak in the SPA (1 Euro per pers.) has charm and originality. In the evening session, there's a show with water, lights, music and a theatre group. So good!
Taking advantage of the calm that reigned in the evening of my last day in Pas de la Casa, I went with camera and tripod in hand to get a different view of the Grandvalira ski resort. A blanket of snow covered the Orion mountains, which I contemplated from the sky. Full photo report at: Http://www.Fotonazos.Es/2010/01/las-estrellas-sobre-pas-de-la-casa/
Beautiful Andorran village full of charming corners. The various monuments there are also worth visiting like the Romanesque churches, palaces and museums. Nestled in one of the valleys of the Pyrenean country, it´s a great place to enjoy the surrounding nature. The villages of Andorra are surprisingly clean and are architecturally very nice. Ordino is a great example.
It is the most famous street in the city and probably even the whole country. It is the street to go shopping on, lined with stores of all kinds. Do not forget that Andorra has always been a very interesting country for tourists in everything related to Shopping. It is true that there are not as many economic advantages as there were before, but there are still great prices. And the perfect place to buy something is in this area. Furthermore, it is also an area where there are many restaurants or bars to have a drink. In short, this is a place you must visit if you come to this city.
In an amazing location, on a small hill that is visible from the road from Andorra la Vella to Pas de la Casam is the Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, one of the best known of the Romanesque in Andorra. Inside there are preserved carvings, paintings and wooden outdoor sculptures, all in an excellent condition. Worth visiting this beautiful church especially after seeing the Motorcycle Museum, located at the foot of it.
Illa Carlemany is the first shopping centre in Andorra. In the heart of the Parish of Scald, it has over 47,500 m2 combining 600 parking spaces - over two underground floors and an outdoor area-, housing and offices on the upper floors of the building, 52 shops, 5 cinemas, 9 gastronomic venues, a leisure area for children, a gym and a supermarket. The entire complex is over 4 floors, the bottom two, with entry from Carlemany avenue, are open to a central courtyard surrounded by the shops. This project, launched in 2002, beyond only wanting success and business logic itself, contributes to improving the urban environment of the principality, and meet the expectations of both citizens and tourists in Andorra. The project was started seven years ago by the architect Pere Andorran Aixàs- whose latest work is the new congress centre of Andorra la Vella Comú - Terradas office in Barcelona - the Aquarium of Barcelona and the CosmoCaixa museums in Madrid and Barcelona. He hopes to place a distinctive offering within the business landscape and architectural playfulness of Andorra. It was born in the midst of a difficult economic situation at European and global levels, but the project's evolution during the marketing of different commercial and leisure spaces make it an open and optimistic bet for Andorran traders.
You don't have to be very creative to realize the nature and magnificent landscapes in Andorra. Naturlàndia, a theme park dedicated to active tourism, is the ideal place for outdoor activity, especially in groups. It's surrounded by absolutely stunning views. Archery, paintball, skiing or the hilarious Tobotronc are just some of the activities that are offered and you can spend a whole day with friends or family, since it's also ideal for kids. We had a great time.
Dali's sculpture Noblesse du temps (Nobility of time) can be seen in Piazza de la Rotonda, the bridge that Avenida Meritxell creates over the river Valira. It was installed at this location in 2010 but the bronze sculpture is dated between 1977 and 1984, it measures 4.90 by 1.70 meters, it is 2.60 meters deep and long and has weighs 1,400 kilos. The sculpture belongs to a series of melting clocks that were created by Dali to symbolize the passage of time. The clock, which melts around a tree trunk, looks over a crown, which the artist says represents the time domain on humanity. Tourists enjoy taking pictures with the sculpture.
After visiting Andorra by route making, we got to the Sanctuary "Romanesque" Meritxell, a place of worship of the patron saint of the country, and found a contemporary structure, like that of Romanesque, but edgy in its outer forms. The original Romanesque sanctuary but was burned in the year 1972 and was destroyed. Shortly after they built the current sanctuary which aims to recover its past. It remains unfinished. The architect is Ricardo Bofil. The place is incredible, you go in and the light invades the main room because it has no walls, but glass doors, except for the altar. A mixture of Catholic shrine cloister that is reminiscent of a mosque and style units. A set of mirrors makes you sit in a place of infinite extent. White is the master of this place inside and outside there is an intense dark brown. The church has been reconstructed in the image and likeness of the above and inside you can find an interpretation center which explains the history of the sanctuary. It is very well done. The place is harmonious, notable for both physical cleaning of forms. There are elevators as well as restrooms. All perfectly fitted in the same space. On the side aisle have a very interesting exhibition of all the churches of Andorra. Interesting, surprising, different. Sometimes it seems dreamlike with its spectral white light. Just add that is in an area of exuberant nature and the views are amazing. The visit is free and without a guide, unless you come with a group.
If what you like is quiet and at the same time a little fun in nature, you can not miss out on this wonderful Pyrenean landscape in the town of Soldeu. Enjoy a fantastic quality of life and very warm temperatures in summer to escape the heat. You can go hiking, horseback riding and participate in many other adventures.
A trip to Andorra doesn't have to signify spending the summer shopping or skiing. It can also be a great place if you are look for a quiet village away from the bustle of shops. It is just lovely to go for a summer stroll there because the public streets are great. You can Quietly contemplate Valira river water as it passes through this town, visit the church of San Serni, the chapel of the Holy Cross of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth inside is an altarpiece dedicated to Christ the year 1739 and a processional cross painted or watch The Flour Mill nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is that although it works fairly well preserved. Up until the winter resort of Grandvalira or even driving on the road between Ordino to Canillo with spectacular landscapes.
I found these wonderful views upon waking up in my hotel Devla Pas Casa, Andorra. In March, the landscape was completely covered in snow. It sure was cold, but there were so many colors to compensate. And with the peace of mind there, I couldn't ask for more. Well yes, a good breakfast.
Andorra, the great unknown, always surprising us. It seems that it is only known for the ski slopes, the tobacco and alcohol, but the truth is that it is a wonderful landscape, streets and roads, and mountains to discover. In the picture you can see the Taravenc Zone, La Vall d'Incles, Canillo, Andorra
Andorra, the great unknown, always surprising. It seems that it is only known for the ski slopes, the tobacco and alcohol, but the truth is that it is a wonder as alandscape, roads, and mountains to explore.
The Casa Museu D'Areny-Plandolit can be found in Ordino, Andorra. It's in a 17th century manor house (the structure of the house is from the 19th century) that belonged to the wealthy aristocratic Areny-Plandolit family that worked in the iron industry in Andorra. The house was acquired by the General Council in 1972, restored and then later turned into a museum. When you're visiting you can admire a lot of objects and furniture styles that were different from the styles that were brought to Andorra in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the house you'll have a chance to see the main hall and the library (seeing it in person is what interested me since there are a lot of old leather-bound books that are really cool). The furniture and other household goods are in keeping with how the Areny-Plandolits family lived in the past. The facade of the house has a balcony that was built in 1849, made in Areny Forge, which was owned by the family. This house is a little place I would recommend if you're going to be traveling to Ordino.
The Church of Sant Esteve was constructed in the 12th century in the old city of Andorra la Vella. It is a Romanesque church and keeps its origins such as the apse and bell tower. The apse is preserved in its Romanesque state, which had wall paintings that are in the Art Museum of Catalonia Nacionalde and 2 private collections. To highlight a polychrome wooden beam and some baroque altarpieces. Many sculptures are worthy of admiration and highlight the architecture of some of the houses with graffiti. Hours of operation: Open every day in July and August: from 10:00 to 13:00 and 15: 00 to 18:00. Rest of the year: Weekdays: 8:00 to 19:30 Holidays: 8:00 to 10:30 and 12:00 to 19:30. Entrance is free of charge.
Tobotronc was great. I went with my 9 year old son and you can regulate your speed. It makes the climb a bit heavy after a while you can stay up there where there are activities, and then after come back down. We also tried the archery. It is very well organized and is a great idea to enjoy in summer seasons.
The Vall Madriu-Perafita-Claror has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is situated in the Principality of Andorra. It is a place surrounded by nature, with all its strength and beauty. There is beautiful flora and fauna, breathtaking scenery, very good sign posts for the hikes (long routes), countless rivers and streams, clean shelters, spacious and well maintained, with tools and elements for firewood, to cook or dry your clothes, natural beauty and tranquility guaranteed.