The country of the Pyrenees. Discover the most special spots of this small country.
Andorra has a long history. In 1278 the Principality of Andorra is born with the signature of the “Pariatges” between the Bishop of Urgell and the count of Foix, but man populated the valleys 5000 years before then.
The outcome is an enormous cultural legacy that has been treasured through the years for inquisitive visitors to discover amazing cultural itineraries, museums that describe the customs and local traditions, or the rich Romanesque heritage that has been with us the last 1000 years.
Travelling through time in Andorra is easy, just board the tour bus and let yourself be led across idyllic settings in between the mountains.
The country of the Pyrenees offers a whole variety of activities to enjoy with your family or friends. Discover the most special spots of this small country and live Vallnord -experience in summer.
La Massana is a parish to enjoy nature with family or friends.
In winter, ski is the main sport, combined with other disciplines, such as snowshoeing, ski mountaneering, snow bike, horseback riding, etc. and when the snow melts, the excursions in the Comapedrosa Natural Park are a unique experience to learn about the flora and fauna of the mountains and go to the marked routes based on different degrees of difficulty.
In summer, ski resorts changes winter sports to a variety of options: mountain biking, 4×4 trails, climbing, child areas, etc. Vallnord is the authentic Pyrenean Mountain Park.
TRADITION AND MODERNITY
In La Massana one can find a modern tourist and cultural resort thet contrasts with the traditional buildings. People of La Massana are dynamic and innovative that is reflected in the variety of leisure. If you stay in La Massana, just take the gondola lift that takes you to Vallnord (Pal).
The day may be cold on the slopes but the nightlife ambience is warm and friendly. With bars, pubs and clubs, the whole country is bursting with places to drink, dance or listen to music while enjoying the remainder of the day. The night may start in a pub listening to a live band perform whilst clutching your favourite drink. If you saved some energy on the slopes you may want to finish the day on the dance floor at one of the many clubs open until dawn.
The “bordes” are traditional Pyrenean buildings made of stone and timber that in the past were used to store hay and farming tools. Nowadays most of them are cosy restaurants where you can enjoy authentic mountain cuisine such as “escudella” a stew which is an excellent choice to fight the winter temperatures, “trinxat” a tasty mix of meat and vegetables blended and fried, mountain rice or a plate of snails (some of the local delights are reserved only for bravest). Costumers can also opt for top-quality contemporary and creative cuisine directly influenced by the neighbouring French and Catalan master chefs.
Andorra is a unique shopping destination. More than 1,500 shops and stores are concentrated in a few acres to ensure that you find what you are looking for. Designer and luxury goods, fashion, jewellery, beauty, perfumes, pharmaceuticals or electronics can be found seven days a week. In Andorra the friendliness of a small shop is often combined with the glamour and splendour of boutiques that have nothing to envy those of the great world capitals. Prices however, are lower, since the tax rates in Andorra are less than those of the EU. Needless to say, you can equip yourself from head to toe in the excellent shops specializing in skiing and mountain sports.