The cultural calendar in Andorra features theatre, local fiestas, music festivals, races and sports events throughout the year. Andorra is no longer just seen as a weekend shopping destination, today it is better known for its leisure, sporting and cultural attractions.
What to see in Andorra
If you are wondering what to see in Andorra, its Romanesque heritage is unmissable. The churches of Santa Coloma; Sant Corneli and Sant Cebrià in Ordino; Sant Martí de la Cortinada; Sant Miquel d’Engolasters; Sant Esteve; Sant Serni de Canillo and Santa Eulàlia in Encamp are some of the finest examples. Andorra has over 50 listed Romanesque monuments and, apart from its churches, the best known and most magnificent are the bridges at Ordino, La Margineda, Sant Antoni de la Grella and Escaldes-Engordany.
The Principality’s museums reflect its popular culture and art. The National Automobile Museum, the Tobacco Museum, the Casa Cristo house-museum, the Museum of Miniatures and the Comic Museum are just some of the places to discover Andorra's cultural heritage.
Held for over 30 years now, the International Colours of Music Festival is one of the best-known events in jazz and world music, while Rockòdrom brings an alternative underground flavour to Andorra’s music scene.
What to do in Andorra
-Discover the natural parks
From the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley (a UNESCO cultural landscape) to the Comapedrosa natural park (Andorra’s highest peak) and the natural wealth of the country’s biggest protected natural area, the Vall de Sorteny, Andorra’s natural parks are among the most rewarding places to visit. Covering the seven parishes in the Principality, all these natural areas contain numerous hiking trails, crystalline lakes and mountain refuges where you can sleep and truly immerse yourself in nature.
-Hot-air balloon flights
For thrill-seekers and those looking for something different to do in Andorra, a trip in a hot-air balloon is one of the most original ways to discover the country’s landscapes.
-Via ferrata climbing trails
Half-way between hiking and mountaineering, the via ferrata is the ideal choice for those prepared to take more risks than those involved in a simple hike. Andorra has a total of 16 via ferrata trails of different levels, ranging from 150-metre climbs considered suitable for beginners to climbs of over 400 metres recommended for experienced climbers. Whatever your level, this activity demands skill and courage.
With its endless attractions, Andorra is the perfect place to enjoy an activity-filled holiday immersed in nature. Are you ready to enjoy your holidays to the full?