The Rossell Forge from 1842 was one of the last active forges in Andorra.
It's now a living example of Andorra’s preindustrial heritage. The Rossell forge, a completely restored forge converted into an Iron Interpretation Centre will use an audio-visual to show us how the process of transforming mineral iron into ingots occurs and the importance of metallurgy in Andorra in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After the tour we will also see the operation of the water driven hammer and how the ingots were formerly produced with the tools of the time. You will also discover contraptions and tools like the trompe and the oven, among others.
Services: Guided tour with or without a demonstration of the trip hammer, book in advance. 1 hour. Last tour 1 hour before close. Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Space adapted for the physically impaired. This centre also offers activities for school groups and a multimedia classroom.
It can also provide information about the Iron Trail – included as part of the European Industrial Heritage Itinerary – and about other sites related to Andorran forges.
The tour of the Rossell Forge is on Andorra Tourist Bus route 3, from June to September.
Museums on the list of the Andorra Museum Passport, Andorra Museumpass.