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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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Lovely old Castle

This old castle is quite small. And, when I visited, was not open to the public. But pleasant to walk around. Complete with arrow slits in tower. Nice for photographing and... read more

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This old castle is quite small. And, when I visited, was not open to the public. But pleasant to walk around. Complete with arrow slits in tower. Nice for photographing and standing around. The plaza behind the castle has a nice overlook of the city.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours are done in French, Spanish and English, so make a reservation a few days before your visit to make sure you can get one in your language. Tours are free and you see the best parts of the historic building! Excellent guides.

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

One of the most interesting tours I have had anywhere is SW Europe. Learn about the political history of Andorra right where it all took place.

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Szeged, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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