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Andorra is one of those countries that many people around the world don’t even realize exists. Located along the primary border of France and Spain, this small nation has a large treasure of experiences just waiting for visitors to enjoy.

Andorra is among the smallest states in Europe, comprising just 468 square kilometres, but it has a large tourism industry. Nestled between France and Spain, Andorra is in the Pyrenees mountains and its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest in Europe, at 1,023 metres above sea level. Catalan, the tongue of Catalonia in Spain’s northeast, is the official language of this principality, whose currency is the Euro, even though Andorra is not a member of the European Union but has a special relationship with the multi-member block

Long isolated and impoverished, mountainous Andorra has achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry. Many immigrants (legal and illegal) are attracted to the thriving economy with its lack of income taxes.

Make sure you pack your skis and a good pair of boots before you head out on your holidays to Andorra, especially if you wish to indulge in the adventurous ethos of the mountain landscapes. The ski scene here is as prosperous as any in Europe, boasting two huge alpine skiing areas known as Vallnord and Grandvalira, and your pass will cover most of the half a dozen or so resorts. When the snow disappears, hiking is the main source of adventure for you to embrace, and you’ll discover some great treks starting from the town of Arinsal. Many of the trails lead you up several of Andorra’s mountains, offering stunning views of Spain and France while exposing you to some vibrant wildlife.

It has the largest skiable area in the Pyrenees. Administratively Andorra is divided up into seven parishes: Canillo, Encamp, Ordino, La Massana, Andorra la Vella, Sant Julià de Lòria and Escaldes-Engordany. The Principality of Andorra can be accessed by road from France through Pas de la Casa and the Envalira Pass and from Spain via Sant Julià de Lòria.The nearest main cities are Barcelona (185 km) and Lleida (151 km) on the Spanish side and Toulouse (187 km) and Perpignan (169 km) on the French side.

If you need a day to put your feet up and take a break from the mountains, you’ll find a great deal of reward in paying a visit to the capital of Andorra, Andorra la Vella. The old area of the town is beautiful, filled with pretty churches, a peaceful town square and numerous inviting restaurants. Just keep in mind that Andorra doesn’t have an airport, so you’ll have to plan your stay here by entering Spain or France first.

Many people head to Andorra la Vella, in the southwest of the country when visiting Andorra, particularly for its excellent skiing. It should be noted that there are no airports in Andorra, only three heliports, and the nearest international airport to the country is La Seu d’Urgell in Catalonia, Spain, around 12km over the southern Andorran border. Other airports in the region – particularly in southern France and Barcelona, Spain – are several hundred kilometres away. More great places to stay on your Andorra holidays are Sant Julia de Loria in the southwest; El Serrat in the far north, a popular skiing destination; and the central and mountainous Encamp, great for hiking as well as skiing.

Think Skiing

The mountains of Andorra are what draws the most attention to this small nation. Located in the Pyrenees, there are several resorts within just a few minutes of the capital city to enjoy. Slopes that cater to every skill level are available. Many hotels will even provide transportation out to your preferred resort.

Think Hiking

The same slopes that offer skiing adventures in the winter also provide stunning vistas in the summer for hiking. There are hundreds of kilometers of trails to enjoy throughout Andorra that will lead you to some of the most spectacular views you’ve ever seen.

Think Luxury

Tourism is the primary industry of Andorra, so visitors can expect every resort to offer them a luxurious experience beyond compare. You can choose to have every need met by supportive staff to let the world pass you by for awhile or you can plan an outdoor adventure that never brings you inside of a hotel. It’s all up to you: with 3 cultures all mingling together cohesively, you will always have the chance to try something new. Andorra might have fewer citizens than the average European metropolitan center, but that only means the hospitality you can expect will be world-class.

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Weather and forecast

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Largest cities

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Country rank CityPopulation
1Andorra la Vella22.256
2Escaldes-Engordany14.395
3Encamp13.521
4Sant Julià de Lòria7.518
5La Massana4.987
6Santa Coloma2.937
7Ordino2.78
8El Pas de la Casa2.613
9Canillo2.025
10Arinsal1.555

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglish nameLocal nameRemarks
January 1New Year's DayAny nouFixed
January 6EpiphanyReisFixed
CarnivalCarnivalCarnivalVariable
March 14Constitution DayDia de la ConstitucióFixed
Good FridayGood FridayDivendres SantVariable
Easter MondayEaster MondayDilluns de PasquaVariable
May 1Labours' DayFesta del treballFixed
Whit MondayWhit MondayDilluns de PentecostaVariable
August 15AssumptionAssumpcióFixed
September 08National Holiday (Feast of Our Lady of Meritxell)Mare de Déu de MeritxellFixed
November 01All Saints' DayTots SantsFixed
December 08Immaculate ConceptionImmaculada ConcepcióFixed
December 25ChristmasNadalFixed
December 26Saint Stephen's DaySant EsteveFixed

Best of Andorra

If you’re planning on skiing in Andorra, you’ll be in the right place. There are more than 300km of slopes in the tiny principality, and many world-class ski resorts. If you don’t know how to ski, or snowboard, you can learn at the resorts’ schools. Off-piste, and the après ski is the perfect way to wind down.

There are many great places to go trekking in Andorra. Among the most scenic is along the shores of Lake Engolasters in Encamp in the centre of the country. There are 2km of shoreline along the lake, which is 1,616 metres above sea level. The area is so popular with tourists that there are dozens of hotels in the vicinity to cater to them.

Andorra holidays have also become popular in recent years for their health and wellbeing aspects, and there are a number of top-class wellness centres and spas, including spa hotels, where you can de-stress and become whole again. You’ll find them in the capital and in the mountainous regions, for that extra feeling of serenity.

A fascinating trip is to the Madriu and Water Interpretation Centre in Escaldes-Engordany in the south-central part of the country. At this interactive centre, you’ll learn all about the thermal waters in the region, and you can such fun things as ‘walking’ on a river and surrounding yourself in water vapour.

At the Romanesque Andorra Interpretation Centre in Pal, a village in the central-west of Andorra, discover the country’s Romanesque heritage, culture and art. On display are various objects from important churches, and there are audio-visual facilities to guide visitors.

Dine out at some of Andorra’s excellent restaurants, and try some local specialities, such as escudella. Considered the national dish and borrowed from Catalonia, which heavily influences Andorran cuisine, escudella is a hearty meat stew with noodles and chickpeas.

Andorra from the history books

The first appearance of the name of Andorra is found in the grant of 843 A.D. made by Charles the Bald to his faithful count Sunifred of Urgell of the valley of Andorra situated in the county of Urgell. Beginning in the 10th and 11th centuries, the dominion of the bishops of Urgell gradually extended over the valleys of Andorra and from the 12th century onwards these became an episcopal lordship.

A period of conflict and hostility between the bishops of Urgell and the counts of Foix over the sovereignty of Andorra began in the 13th century and was brought to an end by the signature of two successive agreements called Pariatges.

The first Pariatge was signed in 1278 by bishop Pere d’Urtx of Urgell and Roger Bernat III, count of Foix and viscount of Castellbò.The second was signed ten years later, in 1288, also by Pere d’Urtx and Roger Bernat III.

The Pariatges are among the basic documents in the history of Andorra because they established the undivided co-lordship between the bishop of Urgell and the count of Foix. They also fixed the taxes such as the quèstia to be paid by the Andorrans, organized the administration of justice by the batlles and appointed veguers and notaries. These institutions survive in reformed form in the Principality.

The people of Andorra passed the first Andorran Constitution by a wide majority on 14 March 1993. This fixes the country as a parliamentary co-principality, an independent, democratic and social constitutional state.

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Bahamas
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29,140
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6,978
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4,211,511
31,883
63,943
Belize
63,037
679
1,014
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27,122
163
1,453
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138
251
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21
26
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21,953
17,571
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378,413
15,799
362,614
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2,719
6,685
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670,418
825,453
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63
6,878
Brunei
158,524
225
4,412
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1,169,968
37,246
61,301
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20,853
382
32
Burundi
42,542
38
42,504
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59,265
403
1,160
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136,262
3,056
0
Cameroon
120,002
1,930
281
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3,926,613
41,865
328,377
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10,302
35
45
Cayman Islands
27,171
28
18,590
Central African Republic
14,649
113
7,677
Chad
7,424
193
2,357
Channel Islands
79,117
178
1,465
Chile
3,948,012
58,385
282,150
China
225,526
5,226
586
Colombia
6,151,354
139,970
46,301
Comoros
8,100
160
7
Congo
24,128
385
3,565
Cook Islands
5,768
1
27
Costa Rica
904,934
8,525
35,698
Croatia
1,145,490
16,050
3,849
Cuba
1,105,924
8,529
180
Curaçao
44,127
277
283
Cyprus
497,454
1,070
372,014
Czechia
3,929,036
40,313
3,337
Côte d'Ivoire
82,999
805
192
DRC
91,082
1,371
38,781
Denmark
3,005,707
6,438
15,229
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
15,690
189
74
Dominica
14,781
67
264
Dominican Republic
600,410
4,383
3,704
Ecuador
901,739
35,705
866,034
Egypt
515,645
24,613
48,850
El Salvador
169,646
4,139
5,514
Equatorial Guinea
15,995
183
73
Eritrea
9,788
103
11
Estonia
579,316
2,588
54,969
Ethiopia
487,217
7,530
20,335
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
1,807
0
1,807
Faroe Islands
34,658
28
34,630
Fiji
65,465
865
1,129
Finland
1,133,597
4,832
1,128,765
France
30,513,713
149,317
872,107
French Guiana
86,911
401
75,256
French Polynesia
73,234
649
72,585
Gabon
47,824
305
176
Gambia
12,002
365
46
Georgia
1,659,371
16,839
5,239
Germany
27,771,111
140,734
1,209,577
Ghana
164,843
1,448
1,417
Gibraltar
19,306
104
2,623
Greece
3,616,874
30,178
108,248
Greenland
11,971
21
9,189
Grenada
18,270
232
118
Guadeloupe
166,424
950
163,224
Guatemala
896,133
18,491
25,877
Guinea
36,597
442
42
Guinea-Bissau
8,348
171
72
Guyana
67,058
1,251
974
Haiti
31,301
837
644
Holy See (Vatican City State)
29
0
0
Honduras
426,490
10,904
283,142
Hong Kong
1,237,877
9,398
27,718
Hungary
1,925,083
46,626
9,213
Iceland
192,991
153
192,838
India
43,391,331
524,999
93,934
Indonesia
6,080,451
156,717
14,516
Iran
7,236,361
141,385
33,249
Iraq
2,339,148
25,231
7,725
Ireland
1,587,385
7,437
26,944
Isle of Man
33,821
108
6,919
Israel
4,293,082
10,926
58,778
Italy
18,234,242
168,102
733,440
Jamaica
142,161
3,112
48,662
Japan
9,239,615
31,116
142,642
Jordan
1,698,316
14,068
502
Kazakhstan
1,306,167
13,663
260
Kenya
331,966
5,651
4,074
Kiribati
3,236
13
558
Kuwait
641,985
2,555
4,516
Kyrgyzstan
201,024
2,991
1,627
Lao People's Democratic Republic
210,247
757
209,490
Latvia
832,884
5,855
3,014
Lebanon
1,107,602
10,460
9,555
Lesotho
33,938
699
9,084
Liberia
7,493
294
1,452
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
502,110
6,430
4,707
Liechtenstein
17,814
85
135
Lithuania
1,066,439
9,166
18,973
Luxembourg
254,697
1,085
7,002
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
150
0
67
Macedonia
313,360
9,322
540
Madagascar
65,009
1,398
478
Malawi
86,348
2,645
724
Malaysia
4,554,661
35,745
28,010
Maldives
180,384
300
16,397
Mali
31,153
737
93
Malta
101,036
740
5,348
Marshall Islands
18
0
0
Martinique
192,506
957
191,445
Mauritania
59,428
982
182
Mauritius
38,427
1,002
733
Mayotte
37,523
187
34,372
Mexico
5,956,732
325,576
480,697
Micronesia
38
0
5
Moldova
519,741
11,563
4,036
Monaco
12,808
57
170
Mongolia
926,282
2,179
924,103
Montenegro
239,291
2,724
996
Montserrat
1,016
8
1
Morocco
1,202,461
16,098
18,669
Mozambique
227,616
2,212
620
Myanmar
613,553
19,434
1,591
N. Korea
4,715,120
73
15,637
Namibia
169,076
4,061
563
Nauru
2,114
0
2,102
Nepal
979,533
11,952
192
Netherlands
8,152,778
22,354
71,689
New Caledonia
63,379
313
673
New Zealand
1,308,387
1,410
34,991
Nicaragua
18,491
225
14,041
Niger
9,031
310
93
Nigeria
256,958
3,144
3,637
Niue
10
0
1
Norway
1,444,043
3,280
7,925
Oman
390,244
4,260
1,315
Pakistan
1,533,482
30,386
4,115
Palau
5,201
6
640
Palestine
583,293
5,356
410
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913,932
8,346
15,828
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44,702
662
58
Paraguay
655,532
18,963
11,896
Peru
3,613,464
213,447
22,582
Philippines
3,700,876
60,518
6,761
Poland
6,013,076
116,417
561,014
Portugal
5,120,970
24,013
468,870
Qatar
379,862
679
4,757
Romania
2,915,487
65,726
3,221
Russia
18,418,881
380,892
192,476
Rwanda
130,787
1,459
83,806
Réunion
421,269
807
1,890
S. Korea
18,326,019
24,522
137,813
Saint Helena
2
0
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
5,941
43
66
Saint Lucia
26,937
380
139
Saint Martin
10,668
63
9,206
Saint Pierre Miquelon
2,767
1
317
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
7,012
111
260
Samoa
14,812
29
13,178
San Marino
17,719
115
340
Sao Tome and Principe
6,023
73
13
Saudi Arabia
791,784
9,201
9,604
Senegal
86,280
1,968
31
Serbia
2,026,045
16,121
6,615
Seychelles
44,521
167
449
Sierra Leone
7,693
125
7,568
Singapore
1,403,242
1,408
90,295
Sint Maarten
10,537
86
24
Slovakia
1,794,311
20,142
3,119
Slovenia
1,035,186
6,648
7,344
Solomon Islands
21,237
149
4,731
Somalia
26,748
1,350
12,216
South Africa
3,991,944
101,727
13,271
South Sudan
17,697
138
1,929
Spain
12,681,820
107,799
412,043
Sri Lanka
664,065
16,521
530
St. Barth
4,630
6
4,624
Sudan
62,551
4,951
57,600
Suriname
80,817
1,359
29,897
Swaziland
73,071
1,415
34
Sweden
2,515,769
19,060
7,549
Switzerland
3,708,891
13,979
55,480
Syrian Arab Republic
55,920
3,150
18
Taiwan
3,613,345
6,254
1,155,367
Tajikistan
17,388
124
0
Tanzania
35,366
841
34,525
Thailand
4,514,155
30,595
23,310
Timor-Leste
22,950
133
8
Togo
37,328
275
87
Tonga
12,079
12
246
Trinidad and Tobago
166,682
4,000
6,874
Tunisia
1,046,703
28,670
1,018,033
Turkey
15,085,742
98,996
406
Turks and Caicos Islands
6,211
36
47
Tuvalu
3
0
3
UAE
938,759
2,311
17,293
UK
22,592,827
179,927
298,303
USA
88,777,558
1,040,792
3,305,977
Uganda
167,367
3,620
63,352
Ukraine
5,015,994
108,622
1,437
Uruguay
951,948
7,312
16,263
Uzbekistan
240,345
1,637
826
Vanuatu
11,026
14
173
Venezuela
525,716
5,728
1,911
Vietnam
10,743,448
43,084
1,050,550
Wallis and Futuna
454
7
9
Western Sahara
10
1
0
Yemen
11,824
2,149
567
Zambia
325,110
4,003
1,385
Zimbabwe
255,309
5,549
1,573
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