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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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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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3,002
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0
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19
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3,208
6,014
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909
1,912
Austria
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8,652
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3,232
3,148
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39,646
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520
Belarus
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2,011
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777,608
22,169
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Belize
12,328
315
118
Benin
6,071
75
1,033
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718
12
21
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867
1
1
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251,391
11,734
44,558
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134,892
5,200
12,049
Botswana
31,746
359
4,627
Brazil
10,722,221
259,402
871,229
British Virgin Islands
153
1
21
Brunei
187
3
3
Bulgaria
253,183
10,413
33,770
Burkina Faso
12,071
143
271
Burundi
2,240
3
1,464
Cabo Verde
15,558
150
487
Cambodia
909
0
425
Cameroon
35,714
551
2,569
Canada
877,260
22,134
29,885
Caribbean Netherlands
429
4
23
Cayman Islands
447
2
30
Central African Republic
5,004
63
21
Chad
4,056
140
374
Channel Islands
4,040
86
10
Chile
840,119
20,838
25,462
China
89,943
4,636
177
Colombia
2,262,646
60,082
42,009
Comoros
3,580
144
67
Congo
8,820
128
1,673
Costa Rica
205,890
2,824
18,021
Croatia
244,872
5,564
3,558
Cuba
53,308
336
4,631
Curaçao
4,740
22
60
Cyprus
35,620
232
33,331
Czechia
1,284,288
21,128
158,568
Côte d'Ivoire
33,285
194
1,054
DRC
26,340
711
5,028
Denmark
213,318
2,374
7,010
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
6,102
63
119
Dominica
144
0
14
Dominican Republic
241,392
3,139
43,600
Ecuador
289,472
15,921
25,653
Egypt
184,168
10,822
31,191
El Salvador
60,491
1,887
2,265
Equatorial Guinea
6,210
93
427
Eritrea
2,892
7
501
Estonia
70,610
623
16,627
Ethiopia
161,974
2,391
23,140
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
54
0
3
Faroe Islands
658
1
0
Fiji
63
2
7
Finland
60,200
764
13,436
France
3,810,316
87,542
3,461,485
French Guiana
16,627
85
6,547
French Polynesia
18,452
140
13,470
Gabon
15,254
88
1,671
Gambia
4,735
151
473
Georgia
271,872
3,553
2,238
Germany
2,475,385
71,770
120,215
Ghana
84,750
620
5,206
Gibraltar
4,243
93
23
Greece
199,496
6,632
21,967
Greenland
30
0
0
Grenada
148
1
0
Guadeloupe
10,149
162
7,745
Guatemala
176,250
6,427
6,814
Guinea
16,291
92
1,131
Guinea-Bissau
3,282
48
610
Guyana
8,648
199
406
Haiti
12,536
250
2,458
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
172,100
4,214
100,647
Hong Kong
11,056
201
262
Hungary
446,178
15,476
102,566
Iceland
6,058
29
11
India
11,172,925
157,582
177,654
Indonesia
1,361,098
36,897
147,845
Iran
1,665,103
60,431
183,714
Iraq
713,994
13,507
50,472
Ireland
221,189
4,357
193,468
Isle of Man
546
25
105
Israel
791,319
5,815
42,276
Italy
2,999,119
98,974
446,439
Jamaica
24,444
436
10,139
Japan
435,548
8,052
12,722
Jordan
413,350
4,833
51,869
Kazakhstan
214,806
2,540
13,540
Kenya
107,329
1,870
18,360
Kuwait
196,497
1,105
12,071
Kyrgyzstan
86,410
1,468
1,567
Lao People's Democratic Republic
45
0
3
Latvia
88,668
1,666
9,172
Lebanon
386,868
4,919
81,026
Lesotho
10,521
305
6,328
Liberia
2,017
85
48
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
136,587
2,233
10,577
Liechtenstein
2,582
54
41
Lithuania
200,884
3,294
10,853
Luxembourg
56,110
647
3,018
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
48
0
1
Macedonia
105,269
3,165
8,162
Madagascar
19,831
297
238
Malawi
32,229
1,056
10,969
Malaysia
307,943
1,153
23,161
Maldives
20,280
63
2,622
Mali
8,446
357
1,671
Malta
23,588
325
3,128
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
6,818
46
6,674
Mauritania
17,252
442
190
Mauritius
619
10
21
Mayotte
18,054
112
14,978
Mexico
2,104,987
188,044
266,713
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
191,197
4,049
18,347
Monaco
1,981
26
201
Mongolia
3,076
2
659
Montenegro
78,060
1,039
8,844
Montserrat
20
1
6
Morocco
484,753
8,653
5,675
Mozambique
61,170
674
16,220
Myanmar
142,000
3,200
7,229
Namibia
39,466
436
1,987
Nepal
274,381
2,778
998
Netherlands
1,105,544
15,730
1,089,814
New Caledonia
58
0
0
New Zealand
2,389
26
68
Nicaragua
6,489
174
2,090
Niger
4,740
172
318
Nigeria
156,960
1,939
19,209
Norway
73,285
632
6,639
Oman
142,896
1,583
7,822
Pakistan
585,435
13,076
17,117
Palestine
191,203
2,091
17,794
Panama
342,741
5,884
7,912
Papua New Guinea
1,365
14
505
Paraguay
162,871
3,239
23,266
Peru
1,344,969
47,089
47,833
Philippines
584,667
12,404
37,226
Poland
1,750,659
44,649
257,391
Portugal
807,456
16,458
63,945
Qatar
165,546
260
10,216
Romania
816,589
20,684
46,232
Russia
4,290,135
87,823
332,455
Rwanda
19,198
265
1,364
Réunion
13,125
59
1,110
S. Korea
91,240
1,619
7,459
Saint Kitts and Nevis
41
0
1
Saint Lucia
3,803
39
540
Saint Martin
1,571
12
160
Saint Pierre Miquelon
24
0
8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1,645
8
688
Samoa
3
0
1
San Marino
3,867
75
431
Sao Tome and Principe
1,881
30
381
Saudi Arabia
378,708
6,514
2,581
Senegal
35,037
896
4,521
Serbia
474,807
4,508
69,952
Seychelles
2,890
13
345
Sierra Leone
3,900
79
1,169
Singapore
59,998
29
112
Sint Maarten
2,065
27
20
Slovakia
317,159
7,560
54,299
Slovenia
193,285
3,878
10,897
Solomon Islands
18
0
4
Somalia
7,850
274
3,675
South Africa
1,516,262
50,366
31,124
South Sudan
8,414
100
3,997
Spain
3,136,321
70,247
343,770
Sri Lanka
84,430
484
3,110
St. Barth
638
1
175
Sudan
28,545
1,895
3,566
Suriname
8,953
173
341
Swaziland
17,103
652
1,499
Sweden
680,130
12,977
667,153
Switzerland
561,068
10,019
34,251
Syrian Arab Republic
15,753
1,045
4,669
Taiwan
960
9
23
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
26,162
85
515
Timor-Leste
113
0
23
Togo
7,188
85
1,185
Trinidad and Tobago
7,723
139
99
Tunisia
235,008
8,074
26,705
Turkey
2,734,836
28,771
112,801
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,132
14
178
UAE
402,205
1,286
13,641
UK
4,201,358
124,025
980,769
USA
29,460,466
531,715
8,924,766
Uganda
40,426
334
25,040
Ukraine
1,374,762
26,591
161,298
Uruguay
60,074
624
7,472
Uzbekistan
80,035
622
826
Vanuatu
1
0
0
Venezuela
140,383
1,358
6,522
Vietnam
2,488
35
533
Wallis and Futuna
9
0
2
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,363
643
285
Zambia
80,687
1,109
3,080
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36,179
1,478
1,309
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