CULTURAL CIRCUIT ESCALDES-ENGORDANY

CULTURAL CIRCUIT ESCALDES-ENGORDANY

Escaldes-Engordany


Escaldes-Engordany offers us two cultural thematic routes related to the history of the town: 

Escaldes-Engordany


One in dealing with its origins as a parish and the other with the granite architecture, the material visible in many of the parish’s buildings.

The historical route is called the Engordany route and goes from the Plaça de Santa Anna to Avinguda del Pessebre. It takes about an hour and shows us the rural origins of the parish and allows us to identify the modern tourist centre of Escaldes. This is a pleasant, interesting route with anecdotes and explanations on the economy, society, politics and culture from the 19th and 20th centuries until today.

The second suggested route, Granite Architecture, gives us the chance to see the history of Escaldes-Engordany through its architecture.

Escaldes-Engordany developed between the 1930s and 1960s and its evolution and path to its segregation from Andorra la Vella is related to different important events in Andorra’s development, such as the birth of spa tourism and the electrification of the country. Of the large number of examples we could mention, we especially have the Casa Lacruz, the work of the Catalan architect Puig i Cadafalch, or the Hotel Valira and the Hotel Carlemany as examples of the first establishments that used spa water to bring in tourists. An essential visit for lovers of historical details.
 
Best book in advance: Escaldes-Engordany Tourist Office.


PLACES YOU WILL SEE

EVENTS YOU JUST CANNOT MISS

Poster of the Carnival of Andorra la Vella & Escaldes-Engordany

CARNIVAL OF ANDORRA LA VELLA & ESCALDES-ENGORDANY 2017

  • From 24/02/2017 to 28/02/2017

Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany celebrate Carnival together, with a parade and troupe contest that attracts large crowds looking for fun.

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