Friday, 24 May 2019

Winter in Andorra – Snow is here

The Principality of Andorra is a unique destination nestled in the heart of the Pyrenees between Spain and France. Being a small country, its main attractions are always within easy reach and nature plays a major role in the day-to-day activities. However, there is one outstanding season, which makes the mountain paradise most enjoyable: winter in Andorra! Its geographic location right in the middle of the Pyrenees offers great skiing slopes and amazing snow topped mountain views.

Winter destination Andorra

Over the past two decades, Andorra has become an important winter holiday destination for travellers. Passionate skiers delight in a wonderful winter scenery. In fact, Andorra has seen quite some growth in the tourism sector and it has become an important winter tourist destination in Europe. A handful of skiing facilities – like Grandvalira and Vall Nord – offer visitors excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions. Modern lifts and the highest density of ski lifts in the entire world make Andorra an attractive destination for winter-sport-lovers. Furthermore, guaranteed snow, snow parks and great activities for children create a perfect travel experience you would not want to miss.

Aside from skiing, snowboarding or snow hiking, winter holidays in Andorra are also characterised by good food and shopping. Treat yourself to a fantastic gourmet experience in one of the many restaurants, where you will find typical ingredients of the region. The exquisite cuisine is usually combined with a great selection of wines. In Andorra, you also get to enjoy great shopping trips. Visit the largest shopping centre in Europe, which opens every day, including Sundays and offers low taxes on all prices.

More winter activities

In addition to winter sports, shopping and delightful restaurants, Andorra is a renown wellness destination. A large network of wellness hotels and spas – mostly surrounded by majestic nature and panoramic views – offer all kinds of treatments. Enjoy some traditional or modern therapies, a personal massage or simply relax in a hot bath. Caldea is one of the most reputable Spas in Andorra. It offers modern hydrotherapy areas, hot tubs, several heated indoor and outdoor pools, Turkish baths, saunas and much more.

Moreover, Andorra has many cultural activities to discover. Although its picturesque parishes are relatively small, some of them are home to remarkable Romanesque architecture, which dates back to the 13th century. Most of the buildings have turned into governmental offices and museums nowadays.  For instance, The Sanctuary of Merixtell an old chapel dedicated to Santa Maria. It burnt down in 1972, but luckily was rebuilt in 1994.

So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to visit Andorra. Enjoy the cold, fresh air, lots of snow and wonderful leisure activities. That is winter in Andorra!

 

 

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