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Andorra is officially known as the Principality of Andorra. It is also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra. It is situated in the Southwestern part of Europe. It is a microstate, which is landlocked by France and Spain. The country is in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains and the highest capital in Europe is 1,023 meters high above sea level. The official language is Catalan, but people speak Spanish, Portuguese and French very commonly as well. It is the sixth smallest country in Europe with the population consisting of just 85,000 according to the surveys in 2012. Andorra flourishes mainly due to tourism.

The political system of Andorra is really a system. It is a parliamentary co-principality having the co-princes as President of France and the Bishop of Urgell, Spain. Both the governments enthrone legislative power. The government exercises the Legislative power. The peculiar government system makes the president of France be the Prince of Andorra, a strangely elected reigning monarch although not elected by the population of Andorra. The chief executive is the Head of Government and the multiform party system. On the dissatisfaction of the chief executive, he requests the co-princes to dissolve the Council and to order fresh elections.

Andorra is slowly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. They include major ski resorts like El Tarter and Arsenal. Tourists from Spain, UK, and France are very common here. Andorra reveals many hiking trails on the melting of the winter snow in the summer months. The main attractions to the tourists are the shrines and festivals. Places like Ordino, Encamp, Sant Julia de Loria, Les Escalades, Santa Coloma and other villages contain Romanesque churches and old houses of interest. Our Lady of Meritxell is one of the most famous shrines between Canillo and Encamp who was Andorra’s patroness. Pilgrims from France and Spain come every year on the festival day

Andorra’s patroness on 8th September. Another two popular tourist hot spots include the International Jazz Festival at Escaldes-Engordamy in the month of July and the International Music Festival of Ordino in the month of September.

Andorra consists of a network of roads of just 279 kilometers of which 76 kilometers are caliche topped. The bus services owned by private companies are frequent by a period of about half an hour during peak travel time. There are no railways or ports due to mountainous and landlocked regions respectively. There are also no airports in Andorra

Due to the mountainous nature of Andorra as stated earlier, only one road enters Andorra from France and likewise only one extensively used road from Spain. As stated earlier, there are no airports in Andorra. Therefore, you can practically enter Andorra only through the road. But if you are traveling from afar, then you can book a ticket to the nearest airports in Andorra. They are Perpignan in France, which is 128 kilometers from the east of the country, and Lleida in Spain, which is 157 kilometers from the south. Although for the people having money to dump off, there is another transportation system by helicopter from Andorra la Vella, La Massana, or Arsenal airports, for a limit of 4 passengers and it takes about 30 minutes and costs about three thousand Euros. There are also no train lines or stations in Andorra whereas, there is a railway station, which is very, near to the Andorran border. That is the L’Hospitalet railway station in France, which is just 3 kilometers away from Andorra. The Andorran roads are normally of good quality. So entering from Spain is comparatively straightforward because it excludes the hairpin bends while driving from France. Car hire companies also operate in Andorra and nowadays, Coach Services also becoming popular.

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OUR LADY OF MERITXELL – VISIT FOR FREE

Our Lady of Meritxell is an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra. The original statue dated from the late 12th century.

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CASA DE LA VALL – ENTER FOR FREE

Casa de la Vall is a historical house in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. It is the headquarters of the General Council of Andorra. It lies just to the southwest of the Andorra National Library. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra.

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Andorra Attractions and Things to Do

There are a number of exciting attractions to visit in Andorra, some of which can be seen below.

Our Lady of Meritxell

Our Lady of Meritxell is an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra. The original statue dated from the late 12th century. Our Lady of Meritxell Day is a religious holiday and one of the most deeply rooted tradition in Andorra.

Casa De La Vall

Casa de la Vall is a historical house in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. It is the headquarters of the General Council of Andorra . It lies just towards the southwest of the Andorra National Library. In 1702 it was obtained by the Consell de la Terra & a heritage property registered in the Andorra.

Coma Pedrosa

Coma Pedrosa is the highest mountain in the principality of Andorra. It is popular with mountain climbers, its ascent being technically straightforward, although strenuous. You can have an amazing experience of beautiful weather by camping over there and have a great stay.

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