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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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Andorra La Vella, Capital of Andorra

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Encamp

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Escaldes-Engordany

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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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2,269
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169,541
473,368
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1
0
Brunei
150
3
2
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124,966
3,069
83,671
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134
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1
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10,302
104
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0
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435
1,230
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3
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Cayman Islands
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18
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63
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1,648
101
71
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48
159
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542,080
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86,464
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322
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1,254,979
35,479
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Comoros
596
7
17
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5,632
93
551
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132,295
1,641
49,318
Croatia
108,014
1,445
19,161
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7,879
132
391
Curaçao
1,773
3
739
Cyprus
8,947
44
6,848
Czechia
496,638
7,360
83,296
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21,148
131
198
DRC
12,278
329
563
Denmark
71,654
789
14,833
Diamond Princess
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13
40
Djibouti
5,668
61
52
Dominica
77
0
14
Dominican Republic
138,829
2,311
23,636
Ecuador
185,944
13,225
8,710
Egypt
113,381
6,560
4,840
El Salvador
37,884
1,086
2,203
Equatorial Guinea
5,137
85
47
Eritrea
558
0
85
Estonia
10,159
94
4,051
Ethiopia
106,203
1,651
38,713
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
16
0
3
Faroe Islands
500
0
3
Fiji
35
2
0
Finland
22,289
384
6,605
France
2,144,660
49,232
1,942,836
French Guiana
11,042
70
977
French Polynesia
13,286
68
8,376
Gabon
9,150
59
92
Gambia
3,726
123
21
Georgia
111,818
1,051
18,552
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947,714
14,613
296,401
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50,941
323
1,019
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967
5
91
Greece
93,006
1,714
81,303
Greenland
18
0
0
Grenada
41
0
11
Guadeloupe
8,225
144
5,839
Guatemala
118,722
4,092
6,811
Guinea
12,841
75
913
Guinea-Bissau
2,422
43
70
Guyana
5,154
146
974
Haiti
9,224
232
1,106
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
105,211
2,869
55,726
Hong Kong
5,782
108
400
Hungary
181,881
4,008
133,853
Iceland
5,289
26
198
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9,177,840
134,254
438,631
Indonesia
506,302
16,111
64,878
Iran
880,542
45,738
217,089
Iraq
537,457
11,996
57,807
Ireland
70,711
2,023
45,324
Isle of Man
369
25
12
Israel
330,495
2,818
8,904
Italy
1,431,795
50,453
796,849
Jamaica
10,343
239
4,586
Japan
132,358
1,981
18,108
Jordan
188,410
2,302
66,094
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126,182
1,945
11,431
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77,785
1,392
24,490
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140,393
868
6,677
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70,366
1,241
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39
0
15
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13,236
162
11,439
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117,517
911
47,527
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2,086
44
766
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1,551
82
138
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1,110
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1,156
12
192
Lithuania
49,393
409
37,389
Luxembourg
31,111
273
8,834
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9
2
7
Macao
46
0
0
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55,127
1,546
20,687
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17,341
251
433
Malawi
6,009
185
381
Malaysia
58,847
341
14,353
Maldives
12,758
46
1,097
Mali
4,326
146
1,136
Malta
9,004
113
2,060
Marshall Islands
4
0
3
Martinique
4,732
37
4,597
Mauritania
8,167
169
389
Mauritius
494
10
51
Mayotte
5,122
49
2,109
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1,049,358
101,926
162,739
Moldova
98,418
2,169
15,367
Monaco
583
3
62
Mongolia
672
0
330
Montenegro
31,618
444
11,143
Montserrat
13
1
0
Morocco
327,528
5,396
46,974
Mozambique
15,109
126
1,754
Myanmar
80,505
1,765
18,852
Namibia
13,897
145
518
Nepal
224,078
1,361
17,859
Netherlands
489,818
8,945
480,873
New Caledonia
32
0
0
New Zealand
2,031
25
53
Nicaragua
5,725
159
1,341
Niger
1,381
70
145
Nigeria
66,439
1,168
3,030
Norway
33,183
311
11,916
Oman
122,579
1,391
7,332
Pakistan
379,883
7,744
40,379
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73,196
645
13,013
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155,658
2,973
15,681
Papua New Guinea
630
7
35
Paraguay
77,072
1,665
20,361
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35,641
34,271
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8,185
26,745
Poland
909,066
14,314
440,035
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264,802
3,971
84,004
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137,415
236
2,693
Romania
422,852
10,177
115,831
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467,126
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5,726
47
482
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7,689
35
994
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510
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20
0
1
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223
2
115
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12
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0
4
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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0
6
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1
0
1
San Marino
1,428
44
235
Sao Tome and Principe
981
17
38
Saudi Arabia
355,489
5,796
5,877
Senegal
15,897
330
51
Serbia
126,187
1,237
93,414
Seychelles
166
0
7
Sierra Leone
2,406
74
504
Singapore
58,183
28
84
Sint Maarten
1,012
25
87
Slovakia
97,493
709
46,046
Slovenia
67,080
1,156
20,337
Solomon Islands
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0
11
Somalia
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113
920
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20,968
37,596
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60
92
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1,563,774
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20,508
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5,921
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1,202
5,375
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116
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Swaziland
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120
244
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208,295
6,406
201,889
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304,593
4,241
93,652
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7,295
380
3,760
Taiwan
618
7
62
Tajikistan
11,932
86
534
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
3,922
60
90
Timor-Leste
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0
0
Togo
2,854
64
516
Trinidad and Tobago
6,475
115
738
Tunisia
89,196
2,862
22,488
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453,535
12,511
63,133
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6
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559
10,545
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55,230
1,472,265
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263,701
4,963,384
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18,165
181
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647,976
11,263
337,355
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4,763
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1
0
1
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100,143
873
4,285
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1,312
35
126
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2
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1
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1
1
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609
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396
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