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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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Must see for Andorra

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.

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

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

If you visit Andorra la Vella you must see Casa De La Val. It is the original parliament building. To see the building inside you can book on a free tour. Prior to this it was a family home. You need to book on because they conduct them in different languages. I doubt they would show you around at any... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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 January 15, 2016 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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