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Things to do in Andorra la Vella

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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a woodenframed ceiling and a quadrangular apse. The circular... more » Owner description: [ING]This pre-Romanesque building houses a rectangular nave with a woodenframed ceiling and a quadrangular apse. The circular Lombard belfry wasadded in the 12th century and is one of the few examples of its kind in the Pyrenees.The building was decorated with 12th-century Romanesque mural paintings by the master painter of Santa Coloma. These paintings left the country in 1930,and were recovered by the Andorran Government in 2007.At present, only the Agnus Dei flanked by two angels and the geometricdecoration framing the overhanging arch remain in the church. The church preserves a polychrome wood statue of Our Lady of the Remedies (12th to 13th centuries) and a Baroque altarpiece (18th-century) dedicated to Saint Coloma, the church's patron saint.The church's location means visitors can enjoy Santa Coloma old town with its traditional buildings, as well as Els Russos tower, designed by Cesar Martinell, of modernist style an example of Andorra's granite architecture.[ESP]Edificio de origen prerromanico con una nave de planta rectangularcubierta con andamios de madera y un abside cuadrangular. En elsiglo XII se anade un campanario lombardo de planta circular, uno delos pocos ejemplares de estas caracteristicas en los Pirineos.El edificio estaba decorado con pinturas murales romanicas del sigloXII realizadas por el Maestro de Santa Coloma. Estas pinturas salierondel pais en el ano 1930 y el Gobierno andorrano las recupero en 2007.Actualmente, dentro de la iglesia solo queda el Agnus Dei flanqueado por dos angeles y la decoracion geometrica que enmarca el arcoultrapasado.En la iglesia se conserva una talla de madera policromada de la Virgen del Remedio (siglos XII-XIII) y un retablo barroco (siglo XVIII), bajo la advocacion de Santa Coloma, patrona de la iglesia.El emplazamiento del templo os permite disfrutar del nucleo antiguode Santa Coloma, donde descubrireis construcciones tradicionales,asi como la Torre dels Russos, proyectada por Cesar Martinell, de estilo modernista, uno de los ejemplos de la arquitectura delgranito en Andorra. « less
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: [ING]Casa de la Vall is the ancient seat of the General Council: Andorra'sparliament. The building is emblematic for its... more » Owner description: [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. « less
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Government Buildings
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Hiking Trails
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Category: Race Car Tracks
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
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Ranked #12 of 12 attractions in Andorra la Vella
Category: Hiking Trails
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