Top 10 things to do in Andorra

Andorra

A tiny country in the Pyrenees mountains with stunning natural beauty and snow-capped peaks

Andorra is a country.

Andorra i/ænˈdɔːrə/; Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈdorə], locally: [anˈdɔra], officially the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d'Andorra), also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra (Catalan: Principat de les Valls d'Andorra), is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km2 (181 sq mi) and an estimated population of 85,000 in 2012. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.

Created under a charter in A.D. 988, the present Principality was formed in A.D. 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a monarchy headed by two Co-Princes – the Spanish/Roman Catholic Bishop of Urgell and the President of France.

Andorra's tourism services an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually. It is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is the de facto currency. It has been a member of the United Nations since 1993. The people of Andorra have one of the highest life expectancies in the world and as of December 2014, according to The Lancet, has the highest in the world - 81 years in 2013.

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Top 10 things to do in Andorra

Canillo

Canillo
Canillo is one of the parishes of Andorra. Canillo is also the name of the main town of the parish. Canillo has a gondola link to the main ski resort ...

Soldeu

Soldeu
Soldeu is a village and ski resort in the parish of Canillo, Andorra.OverviewIt comes alive in the winter months as a ski town, and is part of ...

Llorts

Llorts
Llorts is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of Ordino.Andorra's Iron Route runs between Llorts and La Cortinada, following the sites of Andorra's historic mining and iron working ...

Arinsal

Arinsal
Arinsal is a village in Andorra, set at an altitude of between 1550 and 2560 metres, close to the border with Spain at Tor, Pallars. In the summer Arinsal is ...

Ordino

Ordino
Ordino is the most northerly parish in the Principality of Andorra. Ordino is also the name of the main town of the parish. The main other settlements are El Serrat, ...

Escaldes-Engordany

Escaldes-Engordany
Escaldes-Engordany is one of the parishes of Andorra. The parish is composed of the areas of les Escaldes, Engordany, Els Vilars d'Engordany, Engolasters, and El Fener. As of 2011 it ...

Encamp

Encamp
Encamp is one of the parishes of Andorra, located on the Valira d'Orient river. It is also the name of the main town in the parish. Other settlements include Vila, ...

Andorra la Vella

Andorra la Vella
Andorra la Vella is the capital of the Principality of Andorra, and is located high in the east Pyrenees between France and Spain. It is also the name of the ...

El Tarter

El Tarter
El Tarter is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of Canillo. ...

Sant Julià de Lòria

Sant Julià de Lòria
Sant Julià de Lòria is one of the parishes of Andorra, in the far south of that country. It is also the name of the main town of the parish, ...

Meritxell

Meritxell
Meritxell is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of Canillo in the north of the country near the French border. Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint ...

La Cortinada

La Cortinada
La Cortinada is a village in Andorra, located between the villages of Arans and Ansalonga in the parish of Ordino.In the centre of the village is a 12th-century Romanesque church ...

Santa Coloma

Santa Coloma
Santa Coloma may refer to:Gaspar de Santa Coloma , Spanish/Argentine businessmanSanta Coloma d'Andorra, village in AndorraChurch of Santa Coloma d'Andorra, in the villageFC Santa Coloma, football club in the villageUE ...

Lake Engolasters

Lake Engolasters
Lake Engolasters, in the Encamp parish of Andorra, is an oblong shaped lake at an elevation of 1,616 m . formed in a glacial depression. It is located close to Andorra ...

Església de Sant Esteve

Església de Sant Esteve
Església de Sant Esteve is a church located on Plaça del Príncep Benlloch in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra. ...

Vallnord

Vallnord
Vallnord is a ski/snowboard resort in the Pyrenees mountains in the country of Andorra, close to the border with Spain at Tor, Pallars.It encompasses the linked sectors of Pal and ...

Our Lady of Meritxell

Our Lady of Meritxell
Our Lady of Meritxell is an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra. The original statue ...

Sant Joan de Caselles Church

Sant Joan de Caselles Church
Església de Sant Joan de Caselles is a church located in Canillo, Andorra. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra. It was built in the ...

Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters

Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters
Església de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters is a church located in Engolasters, Escaldes-Engordany Parish, Andorra. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra. It was built originally ...

Església de Sant Romà de les Bons

Església de Sant Romà de les Bons
Església de Sant Romà de les Bons is a church located in Les Bons, Encamp Parish, Andorra. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra. It ...

Casa de la Vall

Casa de la Vall
Casa de la Vall is a historical house in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. It is the headquarters of the General Council of Andorra. It lies just to the southwest of ...