Rural Habitat Circuit
The Rural Habitat route is an interesting way to learn more about the customs and way of life of the people of Andorra until the early 20th century. It’s made up of three historic house-museums where you can tour all the rooms, from the kitchen to the bedroom, and other family and work rooms. This ethnographic route represents an original way to learn about the history of the country and explore the social differences of Andorra’s past. This page offers the most relevant data on the three historic house-museums included on the route. All of them offer guided tours in different languages, so all our visitors can travel back in time and really get into the customs of the families that lived there.
Casa Areny-Plandolit, a country house of the high society
Casa Areny-Plandolit, an estate located in Ordino, reveals what life was like for a high-society family in the late 18th century and early 19th century in Andorra. Its owners belonged to an illustrious family in the Principality, who were linked to politics and were the owners of one of the most important forges in the country at the time. You can see this in the rich diversity of furniture and rooms, where you’ll quickly spot an office desk. You can access the virtual tour on Google Maps to get an idea of what this house-museum is like, or visit the Principality of Andorra Culture website to download a PDF leaflet and learn more about visiting it.
Casa Rull, home to a family of farmers with land
Casa Rull is in the picturesque village of Sispony in the parish of La Massana. It’s a beautiful example of a country house, as it belonged to the Perich family, who owned land in Andorra, allowing them to build a large house with some spectacular views.
It has some large rooms on the upper floors, while the ground floor was dedicated to farm work. Its wealth of tools gives you an idea of what farm life was like back then. That's why it became one of the most important houses in the parish. Now you can also visit it virtually on Google. The Principality Culture website offers more information.
Casa Cristo, an example of a humble country house
Casa Cristo, meanwhile, is an interesting place to learn about the countryside where the humblest in Andorran society lived in the past. Located in Encamp, in the heart of the village, it’s well adapted to the limited space they had available on their land. It belonged to a family of landless labourers, as you can tell from their tools and the smaller, cosier spaces inside the house. It was inhabited until 1947 and is built around a fireplace that the family would gather around. You’ll find more information on the Encamp website, along with contact details to visit this country home, where you’ll find the essence of rural life in Andorra is still preserved.
Museums on the list of the Andorra Museum Passport, Andorra Museumpass.
PLACES YOU WILL SEE
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Enjoy the panoramic views on the Tristaina cable car and the Creussans chairlift.
Nature, water and culture fuse together in the countryside of the Principality , in several outdoor spaces replete with sculptures.
The association Taula Nacional de falles de les Valls d'Andorra has been responsible for the falles festival ever since it was recovered in 1987
At the Vallnord Mountain Park Pekepark, kids will enjoy their time off like never before and use up some of their boundless energy!
The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley was declared in 2004, UNESCO Heritage of Mankind in the category of Cultural Landscape.
EGHUT Apartments Llorsa - La Solana
The 60 Llorsa - La Solana apartments are 100 metres from the Encamp cable car to Grandvalira.
Hotel Arbre de Neu
The Hotel is at the foot of the Grandvalira slopes using the Funicamp, the cable car that connects Encamp with the ski resort.
The Hotel Hermus is rated 2 stars and is located in the urban surroundings of the Encamp parish.
Tourist Apartments del Meligar
The apartments are located in the centre of Encamp, 5 minutes from the Funicamp cable car climbing to the Grandvalira slopes, Encamp sector.
Hotel Pere d'Urg
The 3-star Hotel Pere d'Urg is in a street adjacent to the main avenue in Encamp.
Aparthotel l'Orri de Rusca
The L’Orri de Rusca 1-star aparthotel has 15 apartments for up to 4 people.
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