History and culture
In surroundings of historical buildings like the Casa de la Vall (the former headquarters of the ‘Consell General’, the Andorran parliament), the church of Sant Esteve, the Guillemó, Molines and Cintet houses and ancient underground dungeons, and in streets and squares full of charm that remind us of times past, the years have seen the build-up of a network of specialised family trades, restaurants and leisure premises, as well as public facilities such as the Congress and exhibition centre, the Government of Andorra administrative building and the new headquarters of the Consell General parliament and the council building of Andorra la Vella. The area has become a true small village in the middle of the city.
Thirty restaurants await you in the Historic centre for you to enjoy the local gastronomy. The roots of Andorran cuisine have to be sought in the way of life of mountain dwellers in the past centuries; you will enjoy dishes based on seasonal vegetables and discover the typical ‘donja’, ‘bringuera’, ‘bull’, ‘llonganissa’ and ‘botifarra’ sausage meats as well as the salted ham and vedella d’Andorra (DO) Andorran beef, as well as a wide selection of cheeses. A special place is deserved by the game dishes such as wild boar or hare ‘civets’ (cooked with wine and chocolate) and, in the wild mushroom season, all of the magnificent recipes these inspire. Among the sweets, we remind you that the different kinds of cakes are still the queens of any gathering.
With over fifty years of tradition, the trades in the Historic centre offer visitors a more specialised and personalised treatment. All kinds of fashionable products can be found from outstanding brands in the area of fashion and accessories, the most select jewellery and watches, art and gifts, an exquisite selection of wines and food products, etc. The widest possible range of products in privileged surroundings.
Further information: http://www.andorralavella.ad/