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Andorra la Vella

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

Andorra la Vella is the capital city of the principality of Andorra. It is the nicest city in the country for shopping and strolling around in the streets of the old town.

To see

Andorra la Vella is the capital city of the principality. It is located right next to Escaldes-Engordany, where you can find the famous leisure centre Thermal Andorran de Caldea.

To do

Andorra la Vella is a dynamic city and a shopping capital. You'll find a plethora of shops selling goods for very decent prices. If you're after some culture, head for the far end of Meritxell street (one of the biggest shopping streets in the city), where you can admire the oldest parts of Andorra la Vella.

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To think about

Andorra la Vella is the capital city, which is why it is home to all of the national institutions.

To avoid

Don't critique Catalan; it was chosen as the official language of the principality of Andorra in 1996 and the residents are proud to live in the first UN-recognised country to have Catalan as an official language.

To try

The local cuisine is a subtle blend of French, Spanish, and Catalan influences. The Catalan specialities will introduce you to new flavours. Try the 'boles de picolat' (Catalan meatballs) or the 'rosta'; you won't be disappointed! Most Andorran dishes are simple and prepared with local meat and vegetables.

To bring back

Tobacco, alcohol, perfumes, luxury and mass-market consumer goods are all sold at very attractive prices.

Weather Andorra la Vella

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Andorra la Vella . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Andorra la Vella so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Andorra la Vella , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather September
Overall rating 51/100
  • Temperature indicators 36% Cold

    Maximum temperature between 16°C and 18°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 64% Light showers

    Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.

  • Sunbathing indicators 54% Sunny intervals

    Cloudy with sunny intervals (40% to 60% cloud cover).

  • Wind indicators 80% No wind / Optimal

    Optimal comfort: slow wind speeds (<6 mph) with a top temperature of 24°C.

  • Humidity indicators 64% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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