Andorra la Vella, capital of the Pyrenees, is the neuralgic centre of the Principality of Andorra. Located in the central part of the country, it comprises of the villages of Santa Coloma and La Margineda. It stands at an average altitude of 1,050 metres and has a population of approximately 24,000 inhabitants.
Andorra la Vella is adorned with a rich and varied heritage, including some of the country’s most outstanding monuments, particularly in the Santa Coloma sector and in La Margineda: the Church of Santa Coloma, the medieval site of the Roureda of La Margineda and the Margineda Bridge over the River Valira. In the old town of the capital stands the Casa de la Vall, historic seat of the General Council, as well as several other examples of Andorran traditional architecture. Cultural activity is varied throughout the year, with regular theatre and music seasons.
Andorra la Vella is nature as well. Thanks to the wealth of its natural beauty, the urban centre and the natural setting merge as one in Andorra la Vella. Outstanding examples include the valley of Enclar and the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley, catalogued as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
The main commercial avenues and adjacent streets in the capital constitute a vast open-air shopping centre. Here, visitors can find the most exclusive articles, the latest products to hit the world market and the most surprising specialties, all at unbeatable prices.
Sports lovers will find an inexhaustible range of activities in Andorra la Vella. Situated just minutes away from the country’s main winter sports resorts, the quality of the facilities and an ideal altitude make the capital of the Principality a leading destination for the practice of sports.
Besides the shopping opportunities and the sporting, leisure and cultural offerings, you will also find 5,246 hotel beds offer, as well as more than 100 quality restaurants serving from the simple but tasty traditional cuisine to the latest, most creative gastronomic delights.