Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit

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Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit

Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit
4.5
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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[ING]Casa d'Areny-Plandolit is one of the country's most emblematic museums. This house dates from the 17th century but most of the building is from the 19th century, when the family's fortune was at its height thanks to the figure of Guillem d'Areny-Plandolit.The furniture and household items are a faithful reflection of the family's lifestyle and social status, showing objects from a period when luxury was far from common in the Andorran valleys. The tour takes visitors back to 19th and 20th century Andorra and includes a free strollaround the gardens, which used to house the Museum of UnnaturalAnimals (1930), now renovated as the Andorra National Auditorium.[ESP]La Casa de Areny-Plandolit es uno de los museos mas emblematicosde Andorra. Esta casa esta fechada en el siglo XVII, pero la mayoria delas estructuras son de mediados del siglo XIX, momento de maximoesplendor economico de la familia gracias a la figura de Don Guillemde Areny-Plandolit.El mobiliario y el menaje se conservan fieles al estilo de vida de esta familia y a su condicion social, y se exponen todos los objetos de una epoca donde el lujo y los caprichos eran totalmente inexistentes en los valles andorranos. La visita os traslada a la Andorra de los siglos XIX y XX, e incluye un paseo libre por los jardines del recinto, en el que tambien se encontraba el antiguo Museo de Animales Desnaturalizados (1930), actualmente rehabilitado como Auditorio Nacional de Andorra.
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Chuck
Andorra175 contributions
I recommend you to visit the home through three different centuries of a traditional and wealthy Andorran family. Please take the guided tour in order to know how the family used to live. They are very interesting stories. If you can, please read the book "L'últim estiu a Ordino" in Catalan of Joan Peruga. Please do not forget to visit the garden
Written June 3, 2020
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204Noggin
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra45 contributions
Family
There are three 'house' museums in Andorra, Cal Cristo (lower middle class), Casa Rull (middle class) and Casa d'Areny-Plandolit (upper class). The latter is, of course, by the far biggest and best-appointed, with most to see. The one hour guided tour (available in Catalan, Spanish, English & French, cost 5€) just about covers all the main points with time for questions.

The house itself is a strange mixture of almost palacial elegance and rather basic conveniences, truly interesting! We thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot.

Please note that the visitor needs to be capable of climbing stairs.
Written July 21, 2015
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MEG
Penzance, UK17 contributions
Couples
In a visit, personally tailored in English, with our own very polite and informed guide. Really interesting place.
Written July 25, 2013
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Ivann64
Bratislava, Slovakia141 contributions
Friends
This museum is particularly interesting because it shows a different life than most people in Andorra have. Inside the mansion (maybe not as rich as elsewhere in Europe) and outside Andorra with stone houses and high hills around. The tour can also be done in English and the guide will be happy to answer any questions about life in Andorra in the past and today.
Written June 27, 2019
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SomeonePhnomPenh
Phnom Penh, Cambodia28 contributions
Solo
This was an informative tour of one of the homes of the former premier family of Andorra. I was the only person on this particular English language tour and the guide was knowledgeable, thorough and receptive to questions. I especially appreciated the way in which the guide presented the home in both its historical and sociology-cultural contexts. It was a great mini history lesson. The architecture and furnishings of the house are also interesting on their own. This visit can be combined with other activities. I loved my visit to the beautiful and historic church just few meters walk from this house and also enjoyed a pleasant walk on one of the charming trails nearby.

Note: The house can only be visited by a tour, which must be pre-booked. English language tours are least common so get your request in early. If you do not have a phone that works in Andorra, ask the tourist information office to help you book the tour so that you don’t waste a trip to Ordino to only be turned away at the door. Also do purchase the museum pass for 2.5 eu, giving you 50% off of three visits. Since the regular tour costs 5eu you can’t lose!
Written June 10, 2019
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Susannah M
Windsor, England, United Kingdom67 contributions
Friends
reasonable price to get in and you get a guided tour in your language - full of wonderful things and interesting history
Written July 19, 2018
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sbgsbg2018
Toulouse, France8 contributions
Family
badly organised. We were told to come back and make sure we had a guide. Which in fact isnt a guide but a watchdog who is concerned about potential theft. Not sure why it took us 3 trips to get a visiting hour. In mid-July, the place is rather empty and three people work there. Very limited historical knowledge of the guide who couldn't even tell us how the first wife of the Baron died. I had to read online afterwards. she was assassinated in Barcelona and it was big news at the time...
Written July 13, 2018
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GSAJ
Blenheim, New Zealand135 contributions
Couples
We only had one day in Andorra however our hotel receptionist suggested this was worth visiting.

All visits are guided which assists in understanding how this families wealth grew over time. The guide spoke excellent English and answered all our queries.

The articles on show in this house are well worth viewing. Sadly photography is not permitted.
Written May 28, 2018
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leyre lopez
53 contributions
Couples
It's a must do in Andorra! The guides Will explain you the history of this family and of the country. Lovely house with a lot of surprises. Must booking before
Written November 5, 2016
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ManilaKwan
Manila80 contributions
Friends
A view into the past, the only stately home that has survived the times. The original building dates back to the 12th century and has been refurbished several times. The tour shows us something about life in 19th and 20th-century Andorra and the artefacts used by the only family with nobility titles in the principality at a time when luxuries and comforts did not exist in Andorra. Guided tour with very good explanations.
Written September 19, 2014
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  • Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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