ANDORRA TRAVEL GUIDE
If you are looking for a holiday hotel, apartment or villa in Andorra, the following information may help by giving you an overview on the Andorra.
All but lost between France and spain, the pocket-sized princedom principality of Andorra comprises just a handful of mountainous lanscapes and meandering rivers - but the skiing is the best in the Pyrenees.
Summer is a delightful time to trek in Andorra; nights can be chilly up high but July days are satisfyingly warm, averaging around 26 degrees centigrade in the valleys. Winters are, in general, invigoratingly dry, chilly yet sunny, with an average temperature between -1 degree and 6 degrees centigrade.
Andorra's modern role as a centre for duty-free shopping grew out of the business of smuggling of French goods to Spain during the Spanish Civil War and Spanish goods to France during World War II. Andorra remained neutral throughout both world wars.
In March 1993, Andorrans voted to establish the country as an independent, democratic 'parliamentary co-principality', placing full sovereignty in the hands of the Andorran people, with the French and Spanish co-princes continuing to function as joint heads of state with greatly reduced powers. Andorra joined the Council of Europe in 1994.LOCATION OF ANDORRA LA VELLA:
The capital of Andorra, it is located in the southwest of Andorra.SERVING AIRPORTS:
It is 3 hours drive from the nearest airports at:
Toulouse Blagnac International [TLS]
Flight time from the UK: approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.
Gerona Costa Brava [GRO]
Flight time from the UK: approximately 2 hours.
Flight time from the UK: approximately 2 hours.EATING OUT IN ANDORRA:
Cuisine is mainly Catalan, and generally expensive. Quality and prices in restaurants are similar to those in small French and Spanish resort towns.
Things to know: Alcoholic drinks bought in shops and supermarkets are cheap (Andorra is a duty-free zone), but prices in bars can be high. They do, however, stay open late.NATIONAL SPECIALITIESCoques [flavoured flat cakes]
Trinxat [a potato and cabbage dish]
Truites de carreroles [a type of mushroom omelette]
Local sausages and cheese
A variety of pork and ham dishes.Andorra’s many bars and hotels provide a variety of evening entertainment. Clubs are open during both summer and winter.THE LANGUAGE OF ANDORRA:
The official language is Catalan although traditional Spanish and French are also spoken.
YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Andorra didn’t acquire a formal democratic constitution until 1993.
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