Pas de la Casa, Andorra

Andorra is a tiny independent principality that is nearly all vertical tucked between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. The average elevation of Andorra is 6,549 feet. It is known for it’s ski resorts and the closest thing to the Swiss Alps I have ever seen. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe, and the worlds only co-principality. It has two heads of state – one a Catholic Bishop from Spain and the other the President of France. In 2013 people of Andorra had the highest life expectancy in the world, which is interesting since most of their farming space is taken up with tobacco production. It must be all that skiing they do. A day at the lifts offers visitors the chance to practice French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese or Catalan which is their official language.

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Sant Joan de Caselles church, dating from the 11th century, is part of the Andorra Romanesque heritage.

Aside from the natural beauty you witness when traveling the Pyrenees, there is duty free shopping and unique culture and history to be explored.

Author: emnye

I'm an abysmal golfer. My blog is my object of rumination. I like to carry my heart to new places, fill it with as much awe and wonder as it can hold and and let it overflow onto the pages.

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