What's in Andorra

Monday, August 20, 2012

Andorra is a little landlocked country high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain. I went there, and here's what I saw.


Andorra is predominantly made of mountains. If you like mountains, Andorra is the place for you.

Futuristic buildings
The guidebooks are pretty scathing about Andorra's dull buildings. But there are some interesting buildings including the small-Shard-esque spa building.

Like many microstates, Andorra is a tax-free duty-free shopping haven. I had expected that the town would be empty in the evening as day-trip shoppers went home (like in San Marino).

But there was a buzy atmosphere well in to the evening, which was nice.