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Five Things To See On Your Holidays In Andorra

May 14, 2008
Andorra is a very small country which can be described as having more mountains than inhabitation. It is a tiny state which is situated between France and Spain. The language spoken here is Catalan is also the official language. The princedom of Andorra is made up some mountains, breathtaking countryside and beautiful winding rivers.

For some years now Andorra has become very popular place for skiing and believe it or not duty-free shopping. This has made this place very rich and is also attracting foreigners to come and work here. There are around 11 million visitors who visit Andorra yearly, most of them on a holiday. This has led to very haphazard and ugly expansion of the city.

As for airports; the adjacent on the Spanish side is the one in Barcelona, and on the French territory is Toulouse-Blagnac. You will be able to get buses from Andorra, which travel daily to these places. It is possible to reach Andorra only by road. When you travel by road, you will be able to enjoy the imposing Port d'Envalira, as the road goes under this pass. It is the highest pass in the Pyrenees.

Caldea is the biggest fun spa centre situated in southern Europe; it is a water palace at an altitude of 1000 meters. The building is exceptional in its architecture and has all possible facilities.

Pas de la Casa is a town in Andorra, a small mountainous country in high slopes of Pyrenees Mountains. It has the best snow reliability in Andorra. It is an incredible ski resort, with a variety bars to make your evening more enjoyable.

Esglsia de Santa Coloma is the oldest a pre-Romanesque form of the Church of Santa Coloma in Andorra. The church's tall, free standing 12th-century bell still stands intact, whereas most of the remainder has been modified over the centuries.

Museu Nacional de l'Automebil is a museum which has 80 vintage cars and many antique motorcycles displayed. It also exhibits around old 100 bicycles.

Plaesa del Poble is a huge public square on the roof of the Edifici Administratiu Govern d'Andorra, which is a government office building. You can see dreamy views of the valley and mountains from here.

Andorra is situated high up in the Pyrenees Mountains and an exceptional place to go for a holiday. When on your holiday in winter you can discover some of the best ski slopes of Andorra. It is also a great holiday destination in summer. You can stop over here on the way from Spain to France. Andorra la Vella which is the capital is a pleasant town, and has some nice museums and in general the atmosphere here is very relaxed and very suitable for holidaying.

Mid December is a good time to go as the snow starts to fall and the ski season is in full swing. This lasts till April, as sometimes the resorts for their business help out nature with artificial snow. The temperature is mild in late July, August and September and can be a good time to holiday.

Many holiday makers go to Andorra on a skiing holiday and rent a ski chalet. They rent these ski chalets in Andorra as holiday accommodation direct from their holiday home owners. Families on holiday to Andorra also like to rent self catering holiday apartments as holiday homes.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas, ski chalets and self catering holiday apartments to rent on line as a holiday home rental. To see an example of Ski Chalet in Andorra have a look at Ski Chalets in Andorra
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