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Private Jet Hire to Andorra La Vella

Andorra La Vella is the capital of the Principality of Andorra, located in the high eastern Pyrenees between France and Spain. A stunning year-round destination, Andorra is renowned as a snowboard and ski paradise in the winter months, with many hiking and mountain biking trails in the spring and summer. Catalan is the main language although English and Spanish is widely spoken, and the official currency is the Euro. Just three hours from Barcelona and Toulouse, Andorra is an easy day trip from France and Spain.

Andorra La Vella Old Quarter

Andorra La Vella’s Old Quarter around Barri Antic square is home to many historical buildings that date back to the Middle Ages. One of the most notable is La Casa de la Vall. Dating from the late 16th century, the house is built on a clifftop that looks over the River Valira valley. It is still home to the Consell General, the Andorran Parliament. Learn about Andorra’s history here and take a walk through the beautiful gardens. A fine example of the Barri Antic’s Romanesque architecture is the church of Sant Esteve located on Plaça del Princep. Its unique stained glass windows, semi-circular apse and bell tower are well worth seeing.

Andorra Cuisine

A smorgasbord of Catalan, Provençal and traditional mountain food feature highly in Andorra. High quality meat, especially cured meat is a speciality. Ox, lamb, goat, wild boar and hare, and even horse are available here. Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) is served with almost every meal and a popular cabbage and potato-based dish is Trinxat, similar to a rosti. Mushrooms are a popular addition to many meals during the season. Try local flavours at these popular Andorra La Vella restaurants: La Cupula at the Hotel Plaza, Restaurant Delicius and Restaurant Hotel Roc des Caldes.

Caldea Centro Termolúdico

The Caldea Spa complex is the largest spa centre in southern Europe with more than 30,000m square of relaxation space and relaxing water-based cures. The water here is rich in sodium and silica, which has healing effect on the skin and internal organs. Enjoy the many lagoons, saunas, jacuzzis, and an extensive array of body and face treatments.

Andorra World Champions Museum + National Automobile Museum

Andorra is home to a unique collection of museums, including the World Champions Museum which displays many Formula 1 and GP motorcycling memorabilia. Curated by the Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer Jorge Lorenzo Guerrero, it pays homage to past champions of F1, such as Gilles Villeneueve, Lauda, Fittipaldi and GP motorcycle sensations Barry Sheene, Wayne Rainey and more. Experience the sensation of driving a F1 or riding a MotoGP bike in one of the simulators. The National Automobile Museum, in nearby Encamp, has numerous vintage cars on display, along with mint condition antique motorbikes and bicycles.

Shopping in Andorra

In Andorra La Vella visit the Andorra 2000 shopping centre. Avinguda Meritxell is the main commercial heart of the capital with jewellery, watches, clothing, tech, perfumes and much more. Grans Magatzems Pyrénees has many international brands, while E Leclerc combines a hypermarket with a department store. In nearby Sant Julià de Lòria shoppers will find Sant Eloi and Punt de Trobada stores.

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