Andorra - the winter sports paradise in the Pyrenees

The Principality of Andorra is an independent dwarf state in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France, ia. Also known as "Duty Free Shopping Paradise".

Andorra also has an incredible ski resort. The ski center Grandvalira is considered the largest in Southern Europe and comprises 210 km of pistes, of which 135 km are snowed and 71 lifts and one moves at an altitude of 1,710 m - 2,640 m. Also Pal-Arinsal with its 63 mainly snowy slopes and 31 lifts is worth seeing. Ordino-Arcalis is a freeride area with 12 lifts and 26 km of pistes. If you do not feel like skiing or snowboarding enjoy a nice stay in town by shopping. There are also countless restaurants, bars, nightclubs and pubs. More at:

Good to know:
Official language is Catalan and Euro is the currency. Andorra is located in a high valley of the Pyrenees. More than a third of Andorra lies above the tree line.

Andorra was founded on September 8, 1278 and today it is the largest of the six European dwarf states in terms of area. It is the only country in the world where two foreign officials perform the function of head of state (the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France). Thus, it is a dual rule or Dyarchy. Andorra is considered a winter sports and tax haven.

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