Casa Cristo Ethnographic Museum in Encamp forms part of the Andorra Rural Habitat Circuit.
It's a clear example of the way of life in a humble Andorran house from the late 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The Casa Cristo in Encamp is a simple building in the old quarter. It has three floors with rooms with dividing walls, full of little details of daily life: the tools polished for use, the stone sink, the antique baptismal dress, the secret drawer where the mistress kept a corner with money, etc. A full example of the hard conditions of life in the mountains for peasants without land, who often had to emigrate to France and Spain to be able to survive.
As complementary activities, the museum organises the ‘Vespres de Pagès’, or Farmer Evenings, in the winter, and night visits in the summer. In both cases, the tour will be candlelit and you will be told stories of times past to make you experience how life was in the house at the turn-of-the-century.
Services: last tour 30 minutes before close. Guided tour 30 min. Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Places limited to 12 per tour. Space adapted for the physically impaired.
The tour of Casa Cristo is on routes 2 and 6 of Andorra Tourist Bus.
Museums on the list of the Andorra Museum Passport, Andorra Museumpass.