Stuck in the eastern Pyrenees, between France and Spain, the tiny principality of Andorra is one of Europe’s most fascinating geographical and historical paradoxes. Let’s get to know one of the smallest countries in the world, only three hours drive from the capital of Catalonia.
How to Get There and When
You should know that there is no airport in the Principality of Andorra, nor does it have a railway network. But it has an excellent road network. In other words, you can be transferred from cities such as Zaragoza, Barcelona or Toulouse and from there you can be transferred by bus or by renting a car. These three cities are the closest major cities to Andorra. Also, the airport of Girona (a city near Barcelona) is directly and easily connected to the station of Barcelona from where the buses depart for Andorra.
Whatever season you go, it is always ideal for the specific destination. In winter, it is cold and snowy, suitable if you love snow and skiing. In the summer season, the weather is cool, and you can enjoy nature and walk without sweating every ten steps. As for autumn and spring, you have to visit the natural habitat of Andorra! To go around the capital, to walk in the villages and if you want to stay a couple of days in Barcelona, Zaragoza or Toulouse, combining it with your flights, you’re going to need a whole week to experience it.
What to see in Andorra
The old town of the capital, although small, has its glamour. Apart from the capital, in the straits of which you made sure to get lost, there are various must-see sightings in the country. It would make it easier for you to rent a car. It is worth seeing the church el Santuario de Meritxell, dedicated to the city’s patron saint. Ricardo Bofill rebuilt it in 1972, as a fire destroyed the church almost completely. Also in Andorra is the largest spa center in the Pyrenees. It is located about 1.5 km from the city center of Andorra. It is a nice, enjoyable, and refreshing experience!
In Ordino, there is a museum, which is very interesting. It is called Museo de las Miniaturas Nicolai Siadristy, and it is a museum with miniatures! Another interesting museum is the Museo del Tabaco, in other words. Once upon a time, there was a tobacco factory. Located in Sant Julià de Lòria. Interesting for both smokers and non-smokers! If you visit Andorra in winter, do not miss skiing! Everyone involved in skiing says the best about the ski resorts in Ordino, Arinsal, and Grandvalira.
Holidays in these snowy resorts will leave you with the best memories. So you can choose a complete vacation package with your family and visit the fantastic scenery of the snow-capped mountains. And now you do not have to worry about planning your winter vacation because the company of Erna Low offers you complete accommodation packages in Andorra winter resorts, undertaking all the necessary reservations and additional services, to make your experience truly unique.