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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Church of San Pedro Martir is situated in the parish of Escaldes, and was created by architect Josep Danish in 1956. It is a Romanesque temple whose construction highlights the granite. On the outside you will find screenprints of the Beatitudes by the sculptor Sergi Mas. Its cozy interior highlights the Immaculate and the sculptor Josep Viladomat Piedad. The church is open all year from 8 to 19:30, Monday to Saturday.
This building was a garage and also hosted the first film of Andorra. I loved the black and white photos that decorate the staircase and which show aspects of the building for decades. The Art Center of Scald is located in a historic building and houses a selection of the Catalan artist who died in Andorra, Josep Viladomat's sculptures. The second floor of the Art Center hosts diverse temporary exhibitions. The third floor contains a sample of Romanesque art by Josep Colome. Admission is free.
The bridge of Sant Antoni is a typical piece of construction around here. In the Pyrenees you can find many like this. Sure .., one can not stop at all, as it would take many days, but occasionally, you can enjoy some of them. This particular one is located on the road between Andorra la Vella with the town of La Massana, and all you have to do is a short trip through a tunnel about 150 meters long and it is on the right. Cross the Madriu, a river with pure, clean water coming down hard on the mountains. Made with stones from the river itself, this charming little bridge is a look at the ingenuity of the past. It is beautiful, flirtatious and stable, a bridge Andorrans proudly still keep in its original state ...
This is an ideal place to ski in winter and to enjoy outdoor activities in summer. We are parents of a baby of 18 months and lately, we have been enjoying going for walks and a getting change of scenery, it relaxes us and lets us disconnect from day to day life. It is the perfect place for this.
The Pont d'Escaldes is a medieval bridge with just a single arch over the river Valira d'Orient, connecting the towns of Les Escaldes Andorra Vella. If you go down the avenue Charlemagne, you must leave the church of St. Peter and a few meters away you will find a bridge that goes unnoticed. It will take you to the Historic Archiu. Perhaps you will see the old cross made of stone in the Square of Saint Ana, which is another hidden gem.
This has been a classic for decades in terms of quality shopping in this small country. Time has passed but this store has been renovated with success without losing its usual standards. Its supermarket may offer the best assortments of Andorra, it features a spectacular variety of products and puts great detail in the organization of products in the store. Upstairs, a variety of dining options let you drink in a lively atmosphere. It offers unique features, such as after-sales service in Andorra and Barcelona, home delivery, internet shopping for food, 2 hours of free parking with the Pyrénées card with a minimum purchase of 18 €, free credits, etc. I would say is the English Court of Andorra.
Who would have thought that you can go diving in Andorra. And who would say it's probably the most amazing activity I've ever done on snow. Ice diving. It is just like it sounds. The guys of Diving Andorra have created an amazing activity in Vallnord. They give you the chance to dive down into a completely different environment under a thick layer of ice and snow. Whether you're a diver or not, they will help. I personally had never dived (they kept telling me how special my "baptism" under the ice was), and the experience was unforgettable. You get in a dry suit, I placed the bottle, leads ... and down you go. An amazing experience that I'm quick to recommend. To get there you have two options: Ski down the entire track or snowshoe up, like most of us did. The rest, let go ...