Escaldes-Engordany (or les Escaldes i Engordany) is a city and one of seven parishes of the Principality of Andorra, a microstate situated between France and Spain. The city is the result of the union between two old urban centers in 1726: Les Escaldes and Engordany. On the other hand, the homonymous parish was only founded in 1978. On this Escaldes-Engordany itinerary, you’ll discover tourist attractions and cultural activities, including the best things to do in Escaldes-Engordany!
Andorra la Vella is the capital of Andorra, a microstate situated between France and Spain, in the heart of the Pyrenees. Due to its location at an altitude of 1023 meters, the city is the highest capital in Europe. The name “Vella” means “Town” and not “Old”, serving to distinguish the city from the country and to reinforce the fact that it’s the capital. On this Andorra la Vella itinerary, you’ll discover tourist attractions, cultural activities, and the best things to do in Andorra la Vella!
The Casa de la Vall (or “House of the Valley”) is one of the most important buildings in Andorran civil architecture and one of the most symbolic and characteristic monuments of the Principality. Constructed in 1580, this old manor house served as a residence for the Busquets family until 1702 – the year in which it became the seat of the General Council of Andorra. But in 2011, the Parliament of Andorra moved to a new building and the Casa de la Vall opened to the public as a history museum!
The Carmen Thyssen Andorra Museum belongs to one of the most important private collections in the world: the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Located in Escaldes-Engordany, it features mostly paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Inaugurated in 2017, the Carmen Thyssen Museum has become one of the most visited museums in Andorra, largely due to its temporary exhibitions, which are renewed every year. This way, tourists have an opportunity to discover new works of art on every visit!