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.


EVENTS YOU JUST CANNOT MISS

Reebok Spartan Race Encamp - Andorra

REEBOK SPARTAN RACE ENCAMP ANDORRA 2017

  • From 16/09/2017 to 17/09/2017

The 2nd edition of the Reebok Spartan Race Encamp Andorra has been moved to September, with participants expected to double last year’s and reach 4,000.

Imatge promocional dels Andorra Outdoor Games 2017

ANDORRA
OUTDOOR GAMES 2017

  • From 22/07/2017 to 23/07/2017

The third edition of the Andorra Outdoor Games, the Principality's open air sports festival, will take place on 22 and 23 July. 

ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

High mountain cuisine

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

HIGH MOUNTAIN CUISINE

Experience the flavours of high-mountain cuisine found in traditional Andorran cooking. Get ready for a taste of tradition!

Exhibition rooms and art galleries

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

Discover the exhibition rooms and art galleries, and see the exhibitions offered throughout the year.

Tourist Bus route 4: Landscapes and Romanesque

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 4: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 4: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

Route 4 of the Tourist Bus will take us along this route to discover the energy resources from rural Andorra up to the present-day.

Camí Hidroelèctric d’Engolasters

CAMÍ HIDROELÈCTRIC D’ENGOLASTERS

CAMÍ HIDROELÈCTRIC D’ENGOLASTERS

The ‘Camí hidroelèctric d’Engolasters’, a tour of the production of electricity.

Tourist Bus route 1: Landscapes and Romanesque

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

TOURIST BUS ROUTE 1: LANDSCAPES AND ROMANESQUE

We will leave Andorra la Vella and Les Escaldes towards France and the Valira d’Orient Valley formed by the parishes of Encamp and Canillo.

HOTELS THAT MIGHT ALSO INTEREST YOU

Hotel Arbre de Gel-ADG

HOTEL ARBRE DE GEL-ADG

Encamp

Apartaments turístics Can Font Bernat

CAN FONT BERNAT TOURIST APARTMENTS

Encamp

Hotel Coray

HOTEL CORAY

Encamp

Hotel Folch

HOTEL FOLCH

Sant Julià de Lòria