ANDORRA'S
FALLES AND FALLAIRES

ANDORRA'S
FALLES AND FALLAIRES

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


The association Associació Fallaires Andorra la Vella is responsible for the Falles festival ever since it was recovered in 1987.

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


The Falles, the summer solstice fire festivals,  are celebrated in several regions of the Pyrenees. In November 2015, they were included on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The association was created in 2013 and its mission is to teach, spread and preserve the tradition of burning the falles on Midsummer's Eve in Andorra la Vella.

Originally, a falla was a long trunk that the young people from the surroundings, known as fallaires, brought down from the mountains to burn in a bonfire in the middle of town. Associació Fallaires Andorra la Vella has recovered the traditional "wheels of fire", where the falles are spun around quickly when lit to create balls of fire,  making for a visually stunning effect.

In Andorra la Vella, fallaires gather in the Old Quarter. To initiate the little ones, falles of light rather than fire have been created, which are balls that are also spun around, allowing kids to participate and enjoy the festival safely.

The festival is celebrated every 23 June, on Midsummer's Eve. Apart from Andorra la Vella's fallaires, the falles are also present in Encamp and Sant Julià, where several groups participate in events organised by each of the parish to celebrate the festivity. The celebration of the Falles festival ends with the lighting of the traditional bonfire, which is done using the falles.


EVENTS YOU JUST CANNOT MISS

Magic-packed Canillo 2018 poster

MAGIC-PACKED CANILLO 2018

  • Von 21/09/2018 bis 23/09/2018

For yet another year, Canillo is packed with magic, including many surprises and workshops to entertain all audiences.

Night bus tour World Tourism Day 2018

NIGHT BUS TOUR
2018 WORLD TOURISM DAY

  • Von 27/09/2018 bis 29/09/2018

Sign up for the exclusive night-time itinerary of the Andorra Bus Tour for World Tourism Day.

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Learning through culture

LEARNING THROUGH CULTURE

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Visit our interpretation centres to find out first-hand about out nature, Romanesque art and the first industries in the Pyrenees.

Encamp viewpoint

ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

ENCAMP VIEWPOINT

Encamp viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,374 metres on the CG-2, at Km 6-7 in the parish of Encamp.

Juberri Gardens: sculptures in harmony with nature

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Nature and sculpture come together at the Juberri Contemporary Gardens in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra. Find out more here!

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The old quarter of Andorra la Vella, full of history

ANDORRA LA VELLA
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In the old quarter of Andorra la Vella you’ll discover monuments full of history and brimming with charm. Take note and plan out your route.

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