With it's principal industry being tourism, this city is located high in the east Pyrenees, between France and Spain.
Andorra La Vella is the capital of this tiny principality nestling between France and Spain and is its biggest town. Lying at the confluence of the Gran Valira, the Valira del Oriente and the Valira del Norte rivers, Andorra La Vella is dwarfed by stunning snow-capped mountains of up to 2500 metres high. The town has now grown to absorb the once independent villages of Escaldes, Engordany and Santa Coloma.
Andorra la Vella has streets crammed with jewelery, fur and luxury goods stores, and a wonderful afternoon can be spent wandering the market and finding a bargain. Dont be afraid to haggle for a bargain and have fun.
Andorra La Vella has been the major city of Andorra since 1278. Throughout its history Andorra has been a largely forgotten feudal state. In 1993 the city finished its first constitution making it a parlimentary democracy.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Languages: Spanish, French and some English
Time Zone: DST +0200 UTC
Power: 230 V, 50 Hz
Climate: In Andorra La Vella the weather changes dramatically with the seasons, here you will find lovley warm summers but very cold winters with lots of snow.
Andorra Palace Hotel
For dinner, head for the Placa de Guillemo or the Barri Antic. Shop till you drop at the duty-free shops on Avinguda del Princep Benlloch and the Avinguda de Meritxell. For a spot of heavenly relaxation head for the Caldea spa complex where you can enjoy a Turkish bath, a sauna, a jacuzzi or even a hydromassage.