In keeping with each year, on 8 September, Andorra will be celebrating its national holiday. For the day of Mare de Déu de Meritxell, the entire country stops after the summer rush. The plans to celebrate this special day inevitably include a stop at illa Carlemany, where residents and tourists alike will find cafés and restaurants that are open all day, as well as matinee and night cinema showtimes at Cinemes illa.
This date symbolically marks the end of the summer season. The next day, with the start of the school year, everything goes back to normal. So, be sure to make the most of this holiday by enjoying a mountain trail with the family, paying the traditional visit to the Meritxell Sanctuary, strolling through a park or discovering the unusual image of peace and quiet that permeates the air along The Shopping Mile, where everything is closed.
Next, enjoy a great lunch at Foster’s Hollywood or Pizza Roma in illa Carlemany. To round off the day, head over to the shopping centre’s cinemas to see a film in the late afternoon. And on your way out, you can stop in for a bite at Pans & Company, MYCORNER or Burger King.
illa Carlemany, Andorra’s centre, offers you a great range of options to savour the Day of Meritxell with family or friends, while helping to drive in the fact that the summer has come to its final stretch. In fact, the shopping centre’s windows are already showing long sleeves and jackets, the prelude to what we’ll soon need to have close at hand.