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Address: s/n Carrer de la Vall, Andorra la Vella AD500, Andorra
Phone Number: +376 829 129

[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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Prison or parliament?

Very stunning and characteristic building from the past. Very interesting to see how a small country integrated functionalities into one building... Cost effectiveness, ehh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Laszlo T
Szeged, Hungary
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Szeged, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very stunning and characteristic building from the past. Very interesting to see how a small country integrated functionalities into one building... Cost effectiveness, ehh..? :) Unfortunately the staff in barely English speaking and the first floor was closed... Very worth to see!!!

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Buren, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was built around 1580. Since that date it had many functions. Of which the most import was being a Parliament House from 1702 until 2013. Then the parliament moved to other premises. The building has maintained its interior as a parliament. It can be visited on a guided tour. The way it looks today is due to a complete... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casa de la Vela is a really beautiful building in the middle of the historic part of the capital, Andorra la Vela. I only saw it from the outside, but it is worth a visit. The view over Andorra la Vela is stunning

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At Andorra La Vella city center looks like one of the nicest buildings you can visit. People regularly works ther, so do not expect anyone paying special attention to you. Nice architecture nd a beautiful look from outside to rest of your shopping. Worth a visit.

Thank ljr72015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

One of the oldest houses in Andorra, which used to be an old parliament, court and prison. Many French kings and even Napoleon visited it. Beautiful inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I wish it was clearer how to visit the inside. The outside is full of character, and to think that this was the administrative hub of an entire country until recently. Happily, there is enough space around to make a good photo or two. The old town is small, to say the least, and this is the highlight.

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Higashimatsuyama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to see inside but didn't look like we could go in. It was Sunday when we first visited the building so we went back on the next day, hoping maybe it's open to public on weekdays but didn't seem to be the case. The building itself is very pretty and well kept though.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Casa de la Vall is an attractive stone house that really stands out amid its ultra modern surroundings. I also liked the statue of the young boy and girl just outside the house. From the large square in front of the house you also get a good view of the white statues of men on top of poles. I have... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

It was a very very short dropp-in-at. But I didn't see anythign special in this buillding. It looks very normal.

Thank hi-trot
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

One of the few 'highlights' of my city tour. Not very exiting though. Worth a photo stop but not more. Unless you want to take a guided tour - which I didn't do as I got there to late

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