SANTA COLOMA AND LA MARGINEDA HERITAGE ARC

SANTA COLOMA AND LA MARGINEDA HERITAGE ARC

Andorra la Vella


The “Heritage Arc” route in Andorra la Vella will unveil the most iconic locations in the southern part of the Parish. 

Andorra la Vella


Santa Coloma is located in a unique area that has much to offer beyond the iconic circular bell tower of its Romanesque church. The “Heritage Arc” route will unveil, throughout its five kilometres of rural tracks and paths, its hidden gems, taking you back in time no less than twelve thousand years!

In addition to the church—the crown jewel of Andorran Romanesque architecture—, you'll also get the chance to visit the town of Santa Coloma. As you walk along its streets, you'll see a number of traditional buildings that have been preserved to this day, such as the Riberaygua house—noteworthy for its heritage value—, which takes visitors back to 18th century rural Andorra.

If you look upward, above the village, you'll see Roc d'Enclar, which overlooks the entrance to the valley. This hill is like an open book that explains the history and evolution of Andorra.  From the valley you can easily spot the fortified church of Sant Vincent d'Enclar, the oldest temple in the country, built by the Count of Foix in 1288. The remains that have been unearthed on the hill throughout the course of several archaeological campaigns and during the redevelopment carried out in the 80s have confirmed that it was a strategic surveillance and control area that was permanently inhabited for centuries. Within this archaeological ensemble there is also an important necropolis containing tombs dating from the 9th to the 12th centuries. The visit to the necropolis is not encompassed within the main “Heritage Arc” route. Getting there requires an extra effort, as it can only be reached on foot.


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Sculptures and fountains (Jaume Plensa)

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Romanesque Art

ROMANESQUE ART

ROMANESQUE ART

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Museums for a journey back to the past

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