Andorra la Vella

Surrounded by the high peaks of the Pyrenees, Andorra la Vella is a great base for exploring the country’s spectacular mountainous landscape.

Andorra was founded by the Roman Emperor, Charlemagne in the 8th century as part of the Marca Hispanica [Spanish March], which was a military buffer zone between his territories and the Iberian Peninsula then ruled by the Moors.

At 1,023 m above sea level, Andorra la Vella is the highest capital in Europe. It is a charming city, with a cobbled old quarter, the Barri Antic, Romanesque architecture and beautiful mountain panorama. The city is a popular destination for duty-free day-trips.

Andorra has excellent ski slopes and resort facilities. Once the snow melts, outstanding opportunities for high-altitude walks open up, ranging from easy strolls to demanding hikes.


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