Andorra Travel Overview
Capital: Andorra la Vella
Official language: Catalan
Currency: Euro (exchange rates)
Continent: Southern Europe
High valley between Spain and France in the Pyrenees
Andorra is often considered terra incognita, an unknown and untouched country. An Andorra holiday has a lot to offer for people who are looking for a nature holiday, ski holiday or wellness.
Andorra vacation – geography
According to Countryaah, the country of Andorra, known as winter sports and taxpasradies, lies between France and Spain in the Pyrenees and has a dyarchy as a form of government, which means that both the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France act as heads of state. 84,000 people live in a 468 km² high valley. In the country, however,
only around a third of the population are Andorian citizens.
Economically speaking, the country now lives mainly from tourism and can therefore come up with an excellent and
varied range of offers for guests. The fact that Andorra has a very low sales tax is also inviting, which makes luxury items such as gold, jewelry, leather goods, clothing and cosmetics very inexpensive.
The numerous museums that are spread all over Andorra reflect the history of the small country. Museums worth visiting include the Josep Viladomat Museum, the Museum of Models of Romanesque Art, the Sant Jordi Museum, the National Museum of the Automobile and the Tobacco Museum in the old Reig factory.
The two national sports are rugby and roller hockey, in which Andorra was among the world’s best for many years. The winter sports of skiing and cross-country skiing are also among the most popular of their kind.
Its geographical location and extensive tourist offer make Andorra the ideal travel destination for those looking for relaxation and tranquility. The principality is a wonderful place to recharge your batteries and get back in shape. His secret? A natural wealth that gushes out of the ground: the hot springs of the Pyrenees. This water is very sulphurous and has special healing powers.
Many hotels and private centers pamper their customers with this spring water. In addition, Andorra has the largest health resort in southern Europe: Caldea.
Andorra’s cuisine comes mainly from the Catalan area. National dishes include coques (flat cakes), trinxat (potato and cabbage dish), truites de carreroles (mushroom omelette), local sausages and cheese.
Capital: Andorra la Vella
Official language: Catalan
Euro (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
EUR / 978
Geo coordinates: N 42 ° 30 ’27 ” E 1 ° 31′ 18.5″
Highest mountain: Coma Pedrosa (2,946 m)
Total area: 468 km²
Mainland: 468 km²
National border: 120 km
Dependency: independent since foundation
UN member since: 1993
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 2,340,000,000
Inflation rate: 3.1%
State budget revenue: $ 38.7 billion
State budget expenditure: $ 38.7 billion
Export: $ 159,000,000
Cultivation area: 2.13%
Residents in cities: 66,100
Average age: 40.9 years
0-14 years: 14.7%
15-64 years: 71.3%
> 65 years: 14%
Population growth: 0.89%
Birth rate: 9 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 6.25 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 6.47 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 1.08
Fertility: 1.3 Children / woman
Infant mortality: 4.04 ‰
Life expectancy men: 80.61 years
Life expectancy women: 86.61 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: AD
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: AND
ISO 3166 numeric: 20th
Top Level Domain: ad
IOC country code: AND
UN / LOCODE: AD
Number of doctors: 220
Daily food intake: 3.140 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1278
Main religious group: Christians
Prison inmates: 60
Arriving by plane
Andorra can be reached via the international airports of Barcelona (BCN – Spain) and Toulouse (TLS – France) operated by the airlines Lufthansa (LH) (Internet: www.lufthansa.com), Iberia (IB) (Internet: www.iberia.com), Swiss (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS), Luxair (LG) and others are served directly or indirectly, as well as by low-cost airlines easyjet (U2), easyJet Switzerland (DS) and Air Berlin (AB).
Arrival by car
Andorra can be reached on the French side from Toulouse on the A61, A66 and the N20, from Montpellier on the A9, the A61 and the N20 or via Perpignan on the A9 and the N116 / N260 / N145. On the Spanish side, you can get from Barcelona via Manresa on the C16 / E9 with four tunnels, the N260 and N145 to Andorra or via the A2, C14 and N145 via Cervera and Ponts.
Bus: There are regular bus connections from Spain from Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona, Valencia, Lloret, Madrid, Vendrell and Málaga, and from France from Toulouse, L’Hospitalet and La Tour de Carol. The bus ride from La Tour de Carol takes about 2 hours with two departures per day at 10.45 a.m. and 1.15 p.m. Another bus service from L’Hospitalet takes 2 hours 40 minutes and is ideal for a day trip from France (Internet: www.andorrabus.com). Seasonal bus connections from Aix-les-Thermes (France) and Seo de Urgell (Spain). The Eurolines buses (tel.: (+376) 805 151 and (+34) 902 40 50 40; Internet: www.eurolines.com) operate from Barcelona to Andorra and from Andorra to Barcelona. Novatel offers shuttle buses to Toulouse and from Toulouse to Andorra. For more information see Spain and France.
Arriving by train
Andorra cannot be reached directly by train. For the last few kilometers you need the bus. The French train station L’Hospitalet is closest to the border. There are combined train-bus connections to Andorra on the following routes: Madrid – Lleida – Seo de Urgell – Andorra; Barcelona – Puigcerda – Seo de Urgell – Andorra; Paris – Toulouse – Aix-les-Thermes or L’Hospitalet – Andorra; Perpignan – La Tour de Carol – Andorra. The connections from Lleida, Puigcerda, L ‘Hospitalet and La Tour de Carol to Andorra are each served by buses.
ON THE GO
On the way by car / bus
The road network covers 186 km. A good road runs from the Spanish to the French border and runs through Saint Julià, Andorra la Vella, Les Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp, Canillo and Soldeu. There is a larger east-west connecting road and a smaller road to El Serrat, which is closed in winter.
Rental cars can be booked through travel agencies and hotels.
Buses and minibuses run between the villages.
National driver’s license and international green insurance card.
Note on traveling by road
outside built-up areas: 90 km / h,
inside built-up areas: 40 km / h.