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beautiful Andorra la Vella by Jakob Jelling
la Vella is a very attractive destination situated in the east side of
the Pyrenees, next to Spain and France. This city is the capital of what
is known as the Principality of Andorra and counts with a very peculiar
and diverse population since about 45% of its inhabitants are Spanish,
11% are Portuguese, 33% are Andorra, and 7% are French.
The main language spoken
in Andorra la Vella is Catalan, but many of its inhabitants also speak
Castilian, French and Portuguese. It is also interesting to know that the
name of this town, Andorra la Vella, means Andorra the Old, and this is
due to the fact that it is a very ancient spot which was inhabited since
the Christian times.
Andorra la Vella has a very
picturesque and antique old town, which was were the first settlements
of this destination were established. This old town is called Barri Antic,
and is characterized by having stoned streets and antique houses mostly
constructed with stone as well. This spot can be found between the Placeta
del Puial and the Esglesia de Sant Esteve, and is without any doubt one
of the main spots tourists should visit while being in Andorra la Vella.
The Esglesia de Sant Esteve
is a very antique construction and one of the main attractions in Andorra
la Vella. This church was built in the 11th century in Romanesque style,
and by visiting, tourists could observe some peculiar paintings exhibited
in its interior. Most of these paintings are even more antique than the
construction itself since they date from the 13th century.
One of the most interesting
constructions visitors can meet in Andorra la Vella is the Casa de la Vall,
or House of the Valley. The Casa de la Vall is the house of the Andorran
parliament, and has received them since the year 1703. Before that, this
construction which dates from 1580 was inhabited by a family. This building
is very interesting for a variety of reasons, among which we can remark
its antiquity, its architecture, its interior design, and its history.
in Andorra la Vella
About the Author - Jakob
Jelling is the founder of Eurotomic.com. Please visit www.eurotomic.com/spain.php
if you're planning a trip to Spain.
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