Escaldes-Engordany is the youngest parish of Andorra.
It was founded in 1978 when it segregated itself from the capital, though the city centre is shared between the two. Other towns include Els Vilars and Engordany.
Together with Andorra la Vella, this parish has the country’s biggest outdoor shopping centre, and is home to Vivand, the main high street where you will find the best international brands and products. Escaldes-Engordany offers modern restaurants and hotels, and its thermal waters feed the largest spa centre in southern Europe: Caldea - Inúu.
Its historical old town preserves numerous examples of the granite architecture of the early 20th century: thermal hotels, churches and leisure centres that testify to the area’s thermal past.
The parish is also one of the ways to access the Valley of Madriu-Pedrafita-Claror, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, and which has one of the churches that is most representative of the Andorran Romanesque style: Sant Miquel d’Engolasters.
We recommend you visit the Escaldes-Engordany Art Centre (CAEE), the Perfume Museum and Lake Engolasters, the only man-made lake in the country.