Hit the shops in Andorra

In order to enjoy it 100%, you need to know some practical information, such as store opening times or public holidays.

SHOPPING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF A VISIT TO ANDORRA

In just 468 km2, you'll find over a thousand shops and shopping centres, clustered in different commercial areas, offering an extensive range of goods. From the latest trends in fashion and accessories to high-end cosmetics and perfumery and the most refined jewellery and watches. Not to mention anything you could possibly want as a sports or car enthusiast. The most discerning and tech-savvy shoppers will also find what they're looking for in specialist shops.

Below, we detail the commercial areas that you can visit in each of the country's 7 parishes.

  • The main concentration of shops in the country is around Andorra la Vella, the capital of the country, and Escaldes-Engordany. Here you'll find the Shopping Mile, the major commercial axis of more than 1.5 km with pedestrian zones, formed by Avenida Meritxell and Fener Boulevard in Andorra la Vella, and Vivand and Avinguda Carlemany in Escaldes-Engordany.
  • In Andorra la Vella, you'll also find other commercial areas, like the Historic Centre of Andorra la Vella and the Riberaygua i Travesseres neighbourhood with local shops, and Santa Coloma, where you'll find most of the car dealerships.
  • In Escaldes-Engordany, you can also stroll through the local shops found in its upper part and historic centre.
  • In Encamp, in addition to the centre of the parish where local shops and specialist sports shops are concentrated, there's another of the great commercial spaces in the country, Pas de la Casa. In this high-mountain town, you'll find shopping centres, perfumeries and stores dedicated to sports equipment.
  • In the rest of the country’s upper parishes, Canillo, La Massana and Ordino, you'll find a full range of services in the shops near their urban centres. Additionally, due to their proximity to the ski resorts, these parishes host a significant portion of the sports retail offering, both for skiing in winter and mountain activities in summer.
  • The parish of Sant Julia de Lòria is home to the largest number of shopping centres and establishments specialising in cycling.

See the map detailing the location of the different commercial areas in the country by clicking on this link

361 DAYS OF SHOPPING

Another thing that makes shopping in our country more attractive is the long opening hours and business-day calendar. 

General opening hours

From Sunday to Thursday – until 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – until 9 p.m.

Bank holidays

Regarding holidays in Andorra, shops only close four days a year! 

  • 1st January: New Year
  • 14th March: Constitution Day (If it falls on a weekend, the shopping centre will stay open)
  • 8th September: Nostra Senyora de Meritxell, patron saint of Andorra
  • 25th December: Christmas

CONSUMER RIGHTS IN ANDORRA

To ensure an optimal shopping experience, the Principality has opened the Consumer Advice Service. Their mission is to defend and protect the rights of consumers and users, which is one of the priorities associated with ensuring good operation of Andorra's business sector.

Consumer advice service

Dep. Comerç i Consum del Govern d’Andorra
C/ Camí de la Grau, Ed. Prat del Rull 4rt - AD500 Andorra la Vella 
Tel: (00 376) 875 600 
consum@govern.ad
www.comerc.ad

For a complaint form in four languages click here. All shops in Andorra have official complaint forms.

BORDERS, CUSTOMS AND TIMETABLES

Andorra's borders with Spain and France are open 24 hours a day, all year round, for traveller traffic.

What are customs exemptions?

Customs exemptions establish the maximum number of products that travellers can cross the border with on the way back to their country without having to declare them or pay customs duties. The limitations applied to certain products (coffee, alcohol, tobacco and similar types of goods) are established in terms of the number of goods, while the limitations affecting other products (milk, butter, cheese, sweets, etc.) are based on their value or bulk. Customs exemptions for all industrial products, excluding perfume and cologne, are based on their monetary value (in euros).

Unless specified otherwise, customs exemptions are only applicable to persons of legal age. The value of the products purchased in Andorra is not accumulative and cannot be split among travellers. Distinctions are not made between agricultural and industrial products.

For further information on customs in Andorra and how they work, please visit: www.duana.ad

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

  • Coffee: 1,000 g of coffee or 400 g of coffee extracts
  • Tea: 200 g of tea or 80 g of tea extracts
  • Alcoholic beverages: 1.5 litres of liquors exceeding 22% ABV (38.6 proof, UK) or 3 litres of liquors, aperitifs or sparkling wines under 22% ABV, + 5 litres of table wine (no exemptions applied to travellers aged 17 or less).
  • Tobacco: 300 cigarettes or 150 cigars (under 3 g per unit); or 75 cigarettes (exceeding 3 g per unit); or 400 g of pipe tobacco (no exemptions applied to travellers aged 17 or less).
  • Other agricultural products (limitations are based on amount and value): Up to €300 per person (a €150 limitation is applied to travellers aged 15 or younger). Nonetheless, this quantity may never exceed: 2.5 kg of powdered milk, 3 kg of condensed milk, 6 kg of fresh milk, 1 kg of butter, 4 kg of cheese, 5 kg of sugar and sweets and 5 kg of meat.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

  • Perfumes: 75 g of perfume + 375 ml of cologne
  • Other industrial products: Up to €900/person (adults). Up to €450/person (travellers aged 15 or less).

ANDORRA CUSTOMS OFFICES - OPENING HOURS

For private individuals, the Andorran, Spanish and French customs are open 24 hours a day, all year round, for any procedures related to commercial franchises.