MADRIU-PERAFITA-CLAROR VALLEY

MADRIU-PERAFITA-CLAROR VALLEY

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The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley was declared in 2004, UNESCO Heritage of Mankind in the category of Cultural Landscape.

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It is in the south-east of the Principality of Andorra and occupies 10% of the country’s territory, spanning 4,247 hectares.

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley stretches through the parishes of Andorra la Vella, Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp and Sant Julià de Lòria. One of the most popular accesses to the valley is on the road to Engolasters (42.517536, 1.571087). This valley is the most important secondary river basin in the country and is 12 km long from end to end and drops 1,855m. Its highest point is the Pic de la Portelleta (alt. 2,905). Its network of hiking routes and high mountain huts allows for a large number of excursions to contemplate the home to animal and plant species that are very rare or in danger of extinction.

Discover dry stone

Whatever route you choose through the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley, you’ll find old shepherd cabins recently restored in a traditional way, plots of land enclosed by walls that once contained vegetable gardens, huts and grazing areas for livestock, etc. In summer, don’t miss out on spending a night in any of the five refuges to be found in the valley. The stone-paved pathway of the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley, which corresponds to some sections of the GR7 (GR footpath) and GR11 (GR footpath), constitutes one of the more eminently characteristic aspects of this cultural landscape.


ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO VERY NEARBY

Exhibition rooms and art galleries

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

EXHIBITION ROOMS AND ART GALLERIES

One of the activities not to be missed in the Principality are the exhibition rooms and art galleries.

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.

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.

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World Heritage in Andorra

WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

WORLD HERITAGE IN ANDORRA

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

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Sculptures and fountains (Jaume Plensa)

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS

SCULPTURES AND FOUNTAINS

Nature, water and culture fuse together in the countryside of the Principality, in several outdoor spaces replete with sculptures.

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MORE MOUNTAIN ROUTES AROUND YOU

Cycling route 14: Coll de la Gallina

CYCLING ROUTE 14: COLL DE LA GALLINA

Sant Julià de Lòria

GR11: El Gran Recorregut dels Pirineus

GR11: EL GRAN RECORREGUT DELS PIRINEUS

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GR7: Andorra, d'est a sud

GR7: ANDORRA, D'EST A SUD

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Ruta de Senderisme: Refugi i Cap dels Agols

HIKING: REFUGI I CAP DELS AGOLS

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Hotel Pere d'Urg

HOTEL PERE D'URG

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Aparthotel l'Orri de Rusca

APARTHOTEL L'ORRI DE RUSCA

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Hotel Coray

HOTEL CORAY

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Refugi de l'Illa

L’ILLA HUT

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