Take the opportunity this Easter to enjoy the last days of the ski season in Andorra. But remember, the Principality has much more to offer than just skiing. You can take a cross-country skiing excursion or take a snowmobile, sleigh or bicycle ride. Or you can go into the mountains for a hike or other activities. However, we would like to suggest 3 alternative plans to disconnect and experience new adventures in the heart of the Pyrenees.
Visit the Carmen Thyssen Andorra Museum – located just above Illa Carlemany. It’smodern and innovative and it houses both a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, such as “Femina Feminae. The Muses and the Collector. From Piazzetta to Delaunay”, which will be on display until September 10th. A journey through three centuries of history through paintings and sculptures by great artists, representing the female figure from different perspectives and with different techniques and artistic styles.
To complete your cultural tour, on Saturday the 20th at 11:00 am, join the ‘Els Rossell d’Ordino’ route, which starts at c/Major 9 to discover the properties of the Rossell family in the village, such as the chapel, large lands and the dovecote. Listen to stories about this famous family and visit the temporary exhibition. Tickets are € 5, free for children under 10. Since places are limited please call (+376) 8369090/839760 to make your reservation. In the afternoon, at 4:00 pm, children of 8 years and older can take a guided tour of the exhibition “Ça chauffe pour la planète” at the MW Museu de l’Electricitat d’Encamp. If you want to make sure your children can participate, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call (+376) 739.111 to make a reservation.
Take a stroll along the pedestrian areas and take advantage of the prices of more than 1,500 shops that make Andorra a shopping paradise. You’ll find what you need at the Illa Carlemany shopping centre. 4 floors of fashion, technology, sports equipment and perfume stores, that have turned the building of architect Pere Aixàs into a symbol of the centre of Andorra.
Try delicious classic Andorran dishes in the high mountains at some of Andorran borders in rustic restaurants built in old stables or buildings that were used to store grains and cattle in the past but where you can now enjoy classic Andorran soups such as ‘escudella’ and ‘trinxat de muntanya’, or entrecote, ribs, and a variety of game meat and excellent cheeses, as well as other specialities from the Principality.
*Photograph courtesy of the Carmen Thyssen Museum Andorra