Things to See in Andorra

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

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))
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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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