Andorra is a small principality located in the Pyrenees – a mountain range between France and Catalonia, Spain. And taking advantage of an infinity of peaks and a super long season with quality snow, one of its main attractions is the ski resorts. With over 300 kilometers of pistes in two major stations, Grandvalira and Vallnord, it was, according to local legend, founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century. Until the proclamation of the 1993 constitution, this Catalan-speaking mini-country was jointly governed for over 700 years by two co-princes: the Spanish Bishop of Urgell and the French President, who remain honorary heads of state. The capital is Andorra la Vella, home to the Romanesque-style church of Santa Coloma with a circular belfry. In addition to the stunning nature, Andorra is a country full of history and a picturesque place to visit at any time of the year, with different activities for all ages. Due to its geography, Andorra’s gastronomy keeps up with current mountain culinary trends and, with a focus on locally produced products that vary along with the seasons, the country also receives rich influences from French and Catalan cuisine.
Northern Hemisphere December to April
138 SKI RUNS
Andorran cuisine is heir to a centuries-old tradition linked to the aromas and flavors of the high mountains, always closely linked to the area's local products, such as the Braseria Piolet restaurant, which serves Andorran classics and a super varied menu of grilled meats. There is also the Refugi del Llac de Pessons, with beautiful views of the valley in addition to traditional dishes such as escudella de guisada, trinxat, as well as serrano rice, for a wonderful experience.
WHAT TO DO BESIDES SKIING
In addition to skiing, the resort offers various experiences such as snowshoe hiking, paragliding, dog sledding and discovering the capital, Andorra-la-Vella, with its old quarter and the square with the “La Noblesse” monument. du Temps” by Salvador Dali.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Throughout the year, there are a number of attractions in Andorra that guarantee fun for the children who visit. Kids who love water will love visiting the futuristic Caldea spa, skating enthusiasts will enjoy the Palau de Gel (the ice palace), and those who simply want to have fun all day will love Naturlandia, the world's largest water park. amusements in Andorra.
One of the most famous clubs in Ibiza is the CBBC Costa Rodona, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, taking trends in Pyrenean cuisine to deliver a unique result. In addition, the sophisticated panoramic restaurant Coll Blanc specializes in French cuisine, with emphasis on duck magret and cassoulets. Whether indoors or on the deck, enjoy the view of the Carlit massif.
The variety of stores and shopping centers in Andorra means you’ll find both fashion items and accessories, like perfumes, electronics, sports gear and many other options. All stores offer world-class brands.