Andorra la Vella Flights:
Flights to Andorra
la Vella Andorra la Vella is the capital city of the small European country of Andorra, which is perched in the Pyrenees between France and Spain. It is the highest capital city in Europe, situated at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3356 ft) and has a booming tourism industry, largely due to its tax free status.
The location of Andorra la Vella prevents it from having an airport of its own so there are no flights to Andorra la Vella itself, but the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (airport code: TLS) in France is just a 3-hour drive away. Flights to Andorra la Vella through Toulouse are available with several airlines, usually with one connection, from South Africa. South African Airways stops in Munich and British Airways makes a connection in London. If you fly with KLM, you can travel through Amsterdam instead. Only Brussels Airlines has a 2-stop route, through Frankfurt and Brussels.
Book a Flight To Andorra la Vella:
To Book a flight type in where you are leaving from, where you want to go to. Edit the date range and number of passengers and just click on the submit tab.
The Tourist Attractions of Andorra la Vella:
Andorra la Vella is best known for its great shopping opportunities, though this capital city does offer more in the way of tourist attractions too. The old town is very attractive, and both the old and the newer town feature shops, hotels and restaurants.
Andorra la Vella Old Town
With its stone streets and old stone houses the old town of Andorra la Vella is really quite quaint and attractive. It has an ambiance that’s best enjoyed on foot as this allows you to explore many of the streets within a few hours. The old town (Barri Antic) has been the main settlement of Andorra since the Principality was formed in 1278, and some of the buildings do actually date back this far. In terms of landmarks, the town hall (Case de la Vall) is one of the major buildings in the old town and it was constructed in the early 16th century.
In the centre of the old town is Saint Stephen’s Church (Esglesia de Sant Esteve), built in the 11th century in the Romanesque style, though older still is the Church of Santa Coloma which dates from the 9th century. The Bridge of La Margineda is another landmark that has been wonderfully preserved and dates back to medieval times.
Newer Andorra la Vella
The more modern parts of the city are attractive too, and include modern architecture and streets, all of which have a pleasant clean feel about them.
Of the supposed 10 million tourists who visit Andorra every year many of them come here for the tax free shopping and the capital city has utilised this by providing many places to shop. Items that are particularly cheaper are high-end ones such as electronics and jewellery, and because these are popular items there are many shops competing for your business – this means more choice, and even more affordable prices!
If you’re staying in Andorra la Vella you can make use of the location during the skiing season and use the ski bus or local buses to get you up to the ski resorts, combining skiing with shopping!
When Should You Visit?:
Andorra la Vella has a temperate climate but will be cooler than the cities in neighbouring countries because of its high elevation. It’s a very sunny place though, receiving on average 300 days of sunshine per year, and warm temperatures during the summer. Winters are obviously cool and snowy.