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Situated in the mountains that separate France and Spain, the metropolis of the microscopic state of Andorra, immediately wins the hearts of visitors who are looking for true relaxation coming in the magical atmosphere of this town. Andorra la Vella, being the core of the Principality of Andorra, is a true tax haven according to a preferential tax system. Its populace is approximately 23,500 people. This town is blandly known as the capital of the Pyrenees and the highest capital of Europe due to its location at 1,023 meters, which turns it to a popular ski resort and its main source of income is mainly tourism.
Regarding its geographical position also should be mentioned that Andorra la Vella is disposed in the south-western part of the Principality, at the confluence of two rivers.
Visiting Andorra la Vella is important not overlook the most exciting and interesting places amongst of which is the Casa de Val, once a princely palace and today represents the residence of the Parliament. Church of Santa Coloma, built in the early Romanesque style differs with a variety of elements of other styles, keeps within its walls a wonderful wooden icon of the XII centenary of Our Lady of Mercy.
Incomparable appeal has a thermal spa complex, situated in the heart of the Pyrenees, comprising 6,000 meters of different swimming pools and saunas.
In Andorra la Vella in different periods can witness a very interesting event, following the liturgical calendar. The capital is also often hosts culinary and musical events, traditional festivals and popular events. It does not disappoint anyone also a lively nightlife, which busts at Plaça del Poble.
In the vicinity and in the neighboring areas of the town you can visit the splendid Romanesque temples, such interesting villages as Ransol, Canillo, Les Bons, Ordino, Encamp Prats and others, where strolling through the streets, you can immerse yourself in a typical medieval atmosphere. Entire principality of Andorra offers to the delight of visitors the magnificent, untouched and wild nature. Rivers, lakes, forests and ponds, everything here contributes to the best pastime in the open air, and a walk through the picturesque villages and visit the shops will give you a lot of savings, since the products are not taxed.
It is best to visit Andorra la Vella in the spring and summer, when you can easily walk everywhere in the city and surrounding area, also in the winter for skiing and mountain recreation. The climate is very pleasant in all seasons, and January is relatively the coldest month.