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Address: Carrer de la Vall s/n, Andorra la Vella AD500, Andorra
Phone Number: +376 829 129
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[ING]Casa de la Vall is the ancient seat of the General Council:...

[ING]Casa de la Vall is the ancient seat of the General Council: Andorra'sparliament. The building is emblematic for its historicalignificance. In 1419, an inter-parochial organization known as the Land Council wasratified. This was subsequently to become the General Council of theValleys of Andorra.The house was built in 1580 by the Busquets family. It was acquiredin 1702 by the General Council. The layout of the building is quadrangular with three galleries, in the style of the country houses of Catalan noble families. The main facade has both the current coat of arms of Andorra and the old one (from after the 14th century) and some interesting defensive features: embrasure, tower and machicolations. The building was restored in 1962.The gardens have a dovecot tower, a boundary cross and contemporary commemorative sculptures.[ESP]La Casa de la Vall es la antigua sede del Consell General: el parlamento de Andorra. Se trata de un edificio emblematico por su significacion historica. En 1419 se ratifico una organizacion interparroquial,denominada Consell de la Terra, que se convirtio posteriormente en elConsell General de les Valls d'Andorra.La casa se construyo en 1580, pertenecia a la familia Busquets yfue adquirida en 1702 por el Consell General. El edificio es de plantacuadrangular con tres crujias, siguiendo la tipologia de las masias senoriales catalanas. En la fachada principal se exhibe el escudo actual de Andorra y el antiguo (posterior al siglo XIV) y destacan algunos elementos de defensa: canonera, torre y matacanes. El edificio se restauro en 1962.En los jardines encontrareis el palomar de la torre y esculturas conmemorativas contemporaneas.

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Unique building

I didn't know what this building is because I approached it from behind but it was so different and unique that had my attention. Then I realized that it is Casa de la Vall. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know what this building is because I approached it from behind but it was so different and unique that had my attention. Then I realized that it is Casa de la Vall. You can't spent to much time in and outside but it is valuable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't much to do at this site but it is quite a beautiful building/structure. We enjoyed our time here, just walking around and taking photos. Not as grand as other structures around Europe but still a nice visit if you are visit this country.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I guess this is one of the iconic place in Andorra, so don't forget to visit this place. I took tons of pictures here hahaha. Can't believe it was built in 1580. It's still look awesome!

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you are interested in winter sports and duty free shopping, then go ahead and plan a trip to Andorra. It was definitively worth for a day trip from France to check out another country. The drive was beautiful as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We always wanted to visit one of the smallest countries in Europe and we were surprised by the history and beauty of this country. The Casa de la Vall is a part of their history and worth taking a tour, if available. We came on a Sunday and most everything was closed. Our bus guide told us a little on... More 

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Paradise Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The turrets look like the original stone work. The rest has been restored. Big area alongside with great views and walks.

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Levice, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Close to the old parliament building, is a small rock with flag of Andorra, where you can make one of the best photos from this country.

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Bratislava
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

If you want to tour the building inside, you need to arrange the tour in advance. Joining an existing group could be an option, but those groups are often full too. Anyway, there is a nice panorama spot in the yard and looking at the building from the outside is good enough :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

you can have a nice view of the city from in front of this building which was more beautiful than the building itself, in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I really enjoyed my trip to Andorra. The winding roads up the Pyrinees, covered in snow was a great entrance too!

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