WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


Discover the elements of our culture and natural surroundings that have been recognised internationally by UNESCO.

ENC, ALV, SJL, ESC


“Cultural heritage is one of the main testaments to the history, identity and creativity of a country.” (Art. 34, Constitution of the Principality of Andorra).

Among the multitude of cultural and natural assets of Andorra, there are a few that have attained a special status and of which we are particularly proud: The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley and the Falles of Andorra la Vella. Both are part of the World Heritage List, drawn up by the UNESCO to protect natural and cultural assets.

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, which was declared World Heritage in the cultural landscape category in 2004, is a very representative microcosm of the way people have harvested the resources of the Pyrenees mountain range for millennia. The landscapes of the Valley are witnesses not only to climate change on the planet, but also to changes to the economic and social systems of its inhabitants. The area, the only one in Andorra without any roads, is home to several human habitats, in particular the summer settlements of shepherds and terraced fields, stone pathways and the remains of iron casting works 

The Falles of Andorra la Vella and the Association that has seen them brought back after years, have been included in the category of Intangible Heritage since December 2015, and were part of Andorra’s candidacy for the “Fire festival of the summer solstice in the Pyrenees.” This was a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary project that brought together 63 municipalities in Catalonia, Aragon, Andorra and the south of France and has the official support of three countries (France, Spain and Andorra). The ancient tradition of Falles, which involves swinging luminous balls of fire in the night, is revived every year to celebrate Sant Joan.


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Camí de les Fonts viewpoint

CAMÍ DE LES FONTS VIEWPOINT

CAMÍ DE LES FONTS VIEWPOINT

Els Camí de les Fonts viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,645 metres on the CS-200, at Km 5-6 in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany.

Sa Calma viewpoint

SA CALMA VIEWPOINT

SA CALMA VIEWPOINT

The Sa Calma viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,117 metres, on Av. Sant Jaume in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany.

The traditional bordes

THE TRADITIONAL BORDES

THE TRADITIONAL BORDES

If you want to try the best Andorran cuisine, reserve your table now at one of the country's traditional bordes.

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Tubbing

TUBBING

TUBBING

Discover the pleasure of gliding across the snow without skis on these fun giant doughnuts.

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Sculptures and fountains in Sant Julià de Lòria

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN SANT JULIÀ DE LÒRIA

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS IN SANT JULIÀ DE LÒRIA

Be carried away by mythology and history in Julià de Lòria.

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