Enjoy this surprising Andorran tradition, considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, with fire as the centrepiece
MUSEUMS IN ANDORRA: ART, TRADITION AND MUCH MORE
Andorra has the highest number of museums per inhabitant in the world. We have museums for everybody! Our exhibition centres are dedicated to culture, motoring, industry, the countryside... Discover a wide range of activities that will live up to your expectations here.
YOU HAVE ANDORRAN CULTURE WITHIN REACH
This summer, the tourist bus offers several itineraries to show you the culture and landscapes of Andorra. However, it’s not just limited to these excursions, as you can also obtain your passport to museums and discover another side of our country’s culture.
TRAVEL BY TOURIST BUS
Jump on the Tourist Bus, one of the best ways to learn about Andorra's culture and take in its landscapes. Its tours will bring you in contact with Romanesque art, museums, Andorran customs, etc.
DO YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR MUSEUM PASS?
Access the 20 museums of Andorra that are included with this passport and complete your stay by visiting each one.
LANDMARKS IN AN EXCITING JOURNEY TO THE PAST
In this section on Andorra's culture we’ll take you on a journey to Andorra's major artistic and spiritual monuments. Plan your trip with these interesting visits which will help you learn more about our history and our rich heritage.
ITINERARIES TO DISCOVER THE REAL ANDORRA…
If you want to learn about Andorra's culture in a thematic and organised way, here are some topics that might help guide your trip. Contemporary architecture, ancestral works, tours of parishes, etc. Follow these suggestions and discover the Principality in a whole new way!
In the Old Quarter of Andorra la Vella you will discover historic monuments and areas full of charm. Take note and plan your route.
Route 2 of the Andorra Tourist
The parish of Escaldes-Engordany has much to offer in terms of cultural activities. Check them out here!
Follow the trail of iron in Andorra and visit the heart of forges, mines, and notable industrial areas
Get to know traditional Andorra with this tour of houses made into museums—testimonies to the way life used to be
On the street and in museums
Tradition, art and folklore merge to reveal Andorran culture.
In Andorra, culture is an intense experience. In fact, the Principality's density of museums per inhabitant is second to none. They are places for learning and leisure, frequented by Andorrans and tourists alike.
Andorra's culture isn't limited to exhibitions, it's present everywhere, on a daily basis, from traditional festivities to everyday customs that are passed on from generation to generation. Summertime is particularly fit for discovering some of its most unique folkloric celebrations, such as the Fallas and Fallaires, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. Held on 23 June, the youth of Andorra la Vella, Encamp and Sant Julià de Lòria make spectacular fireballs to celebrate Saint John's day and the summer solstice.
You can also admire Romanesque architecture, either among the streets of our cities or amidst nature, as there are more than 40 churches in Andorra dating from Medieval times and built in this style. Santa Coloma, Sant Miquel d’Engolasters, Sant Romà de les Bons and Sant Climent de Pal are just a few representative examples of this architectural style, which can be found in every one of the Principality's parishes. The Romanesque Andorra Interpretation Centre is located near the latter and holds magnificent pieces from churches all around the country.
While most of these churches are still devoted to religious purposes, to truly get to know the most spiritual facet of Andorra visitors should visit the modern Santuario de Meritxell Basilica, devoted to the patron saint of Andorra. The basilica mentioned above, as well as the most remarkable Romanesque churches in the country, are along the route of the Tourist Bus, which is a good way to effortlessly discover Andorran culture.
Falles i fallaires
The Falles, the summer solstice fire festivals, are a tradition included since 2015 on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Museums to suit every taste
In Andorra there are exhibitions and educational centres to suit everyone. The Thyssen Museum—one of the latest additions to our cultural offer—, housed in the old Hotel Valira in Andorra la Vella, holds important works of art belonging to the collection of Baron Thyssen Bornemisza and his heirs.
Andorran museums don't focus solely on art, but cover a wide range of interesting matters that will please all kinds of visitors. The automotive world, for instance, is the subject of the Motorcycle Museum and the National Automobile Museum. The Rural Habitat, on the other hand, is an interesting proposal to discover the customs and way of life of our ancestors, while the Tobacco Museum covers the tobacco industry and its history. Perfume, miniature models and comic books are other themes that have museums of their own. The centres mentioned above, as well as many others, are covered by the PassMuseu discount card.
Come and discover Andorra's cultural facet thanks to exciting proposals like these!