Things to See in Andorra

Andorra, Andorra la Vella Guide (B): Things to See in Andorra

Andorra, one of the tiniest European sovereign countries (its area is three times smaller than the area of London!) is known best as a skiing or shopping destination. The country's duty free policy attracts many visitors from neighboring states - they can purchase many goods (especially tobacco and alcohol) at much cheaper prices than at home - under strict EU rules. Although few come to Andorra for sightseeing and tourism, this little country has something else to offer - original architecture of the capital - Andorra la Vella, cozy villages, beautiful mountains and multiple hiking trails. My visit to Andorra was a completely spontaneous decision and I'm presenting my impressions, pros and cons about visiting this micro-state.

Although squeezed between two of the most famous and well known countries in the world - France and Spain, Andorra remains a mystery to an ordinary tourist. And that's one of the reasons why I chose it!

I was visiting Paris for the first time with a couple of friends, and after getting horribly disappointed, we decided not to waste more time in the French capital and go somewhere crazy and unknown. We found a great deal - an overnight bus to Toulouse for 5 EUR(5.50 USD) (it was probably the worst bus journey in my life but for the price I have no rights to complain). From there, we took another bus to Andorra - this time, although the journey took only around 3 hours, it wasn't cheap at all - 36 EUR (41 USD). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to See in Andorra
Guide Location: Andorra » Andorra la Vella
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Caldea   Saint Esteve's Church   Casa de la Vall   Rec del Sola   Engolasters Lake Trail   Saint Pere Martir's Church   Saint Miquel Engolasters Church  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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