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Episode 8: Andorra

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

Companion blog, tips, links, and pics

Christy and Eric in front of bridge with Andorra sign in background
Selfie in downtown Andorra la vell

Getting to Andorra

Andorra is easily accessible to reach through 3 cities: Toulouse (France), Barcelona, and Lleida (Spain). There are multiple options to fit in with lots of different itineraries. We chose Zaragoza since it's only a 1-hour train ride away from Lleida and we were coming from Bilbao. I think it was the least common route into Andorra so the last leg of the bus was empty. Barcelona is the most common route and offers the most options in bus times. Visiting here can be done in a day trip but we recommend 2 nights you will not be disappointed.

I've included 2 links below for bus routes:

icon symbol 2 people in box with directional up and down arrows
elevator symbol

We chose to stay in the heart of Andorra la Vella since we were walking around downtown and weren't staying long. What our hotel lacked in amenities it made up for in the views. Opening the windows and seeing the stunning landscape I felt like Belle from Beauty and the beast singing Bonjour. The town is accessible by foot just a bit steep and hilly look for the elevator symbol for some relief.

We explored the city, beautiful figurative sculptures, Kilometer zero, and a Salvador Dali sculpture (The Nobility of Time). We had some fun mailing postcards, seeing a Great Pyrenees dog, and interesting window displays.

There were interesting and beautiful things to see in this small town. We only scratched the surface but we loved the Rec del Sola Trail for its wonderful views of the city and lots of cats as pictured in our cat blog.

Thermal spa Eric and I mentioned Caldea.

For more resources about Andorra and all it has to share, visit the site below:

About the author:

Christy is an artist/creative spirit & blogger/podcaster with a passion for many things especially the arts, nature, and weird things around the world.

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