Andorra La Vella Travel Guide, Andorra
The Principality of Andorra in the eastern Pyrenees is the sixth smallest country in Europe, and it is famous both for being a tax haven and an important tourist destination. The country’s capital, Andorra La Vella, is nestled among the picturesque mountains in the west of Andorra, and it is a popular tourist destination. Although most of the visitors come for the skiing facilities, there are many other attractions that can keep tourists entertained even in the warmer seasons. The city’s old quarter is filled with historic sites, churches and museums. Whether you are visiting the city for winter sports, for the cultural activities it offers or simply to enjoy the natural beauty of the region, you definitely won’t be disappointed. This Andorra La Vella Travel Guide will give you a few useful tips that will help you plan your holiday to this charming city.
Andorra La Vella Travel Guide - Transport
Despite the fact that it is a capital, Andorra La Vella has no airports, domestic or international, in its immediate vicinity. The closest airports are located in Toulouse, Perpignan and Barcelona, a 3 hour drive away. Barcelona has an international airport which operates regular and frequent services to and from many other major international airports. Unfortunately, Andorra has no railway services either, most probably because its mountainous territory would make the construction of railways quite difficult. There is, however, a railway station in l’Hospitalet, in France, about 10 km away. Buses, on the other hand, run frequently between Andorra La Vella and cities in France and Spain. There are several bus companies that operate transport links to various cities. Decidedly, the best way to get to Andorra is by car. You can rent a car at one of the international airport and drive to Andorra yourself, and you’d have the chance to admire the country’s scenic mountains and valleys.
Andorra La Vella Travel Guide - Accommodation
Andorra La Vella’s economy is mostly based on tourism, so there is a large variety of available accommodation options. There are a few budget hotels that are the perfect place to stay for backpackers. Salvia Hotel is a youth hostel located in the city centre, very close to commercial areas and landmarks. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and there are modern facilities such as wireless internet connection and covered garage. Hotel Cervol is a good mid-range hotel located in the very heart of the city centre, with an onsite restaurant and excellent bar. Facilities include sauna, fitness area and free internet connection. If you’d like to enjoy some top-notch luxury services, this Andorra La Vella Travel Guide recommends that you stay at the Plaza Hotel, a five star establishment with over a hundred rooms, several restaurants and excellent facilities such as spa, gym, sauna, internet and 24 hour reception.
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