Andorra is a tiny, independent emirate located between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains, Catalan’s official language. Other languages are spoken Spanish and French, and the capital is Andorra, la Vella. Andorra has a population of approximately 782,000.
Andorra has just one UNESCO world heritage site, which is the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley. Other tourist centers include representative Museums such as Casa de la Vall, Rural Habitat route orFargaRossell. The Romanesque legacy is also revealed in small churches such as Santa-Coloma, SantMiqueld’Engloasters, Sant Joan de Caselles, and Sant Marti de la Cortinada. Tourists also engage in skiing, hiking, trekking, and mountain biking. Andorra is a popular tourist haven visited by approximately 10 million people each year, drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping.
All Andorra’s festivals and customs were initially related to Catholic religious celebrations and the earth’s natural cycles; festivals include Canolich Gathering in May, Roserd’Ordino in July, Saint Jordi day, the festivity of Saint Esteve, and Festa del poble. It is home to folk dances like the contrapas and matratxa.
Traditional Andorran dishes include Escudella, Trinxat de montanya, Andorran cannelloni, Game dishes like wild boar stewed in red wine, Cod. Leading drinks include mulled wine and beer.