One of Andorra’s best and most upmarket ski resorts is Soldeu, set on a steep slope and overlooking a wide valley. The resort features 200 km (124.27 mi) of pisted slopes, consisting of a good number of blue and green slopes for beginners, as well as more challenging red and black runs for advanced skiers, and even snow gardens for the kids. The resort is also home to the Sport Wellness Spa for relaxing the muscles after a day on the slopes.
One of the most important monuments in Andorra, Casa de la Vall, located in the capital of Andorra la Vella, was built in the 16th century for the Busquets family. From 1702 to 2011, it served as the seat of the Andorran parliament, makes it the seat of the oldest and most continuous parliament in Europe. Inside, visitors can see the assembly room, meeting rooms and even the criminal court.
One of the most unique museums in Andorra is the Perfume Museum (Museu del Perfum), where visits can enjoy a whole sensory experience. Hundreds of types of perfume are on display here as well as audiovisual exhibits and a detailed history of perfume through the ages. One of the best parts of the museum is the Olfactory Room, where visitors can even create their own perfume by mixing different scents.
The Museum of Sacred Art (Museu d’Art Sacre) can be found next to the church of Santa Eulàlia in the village of Encamp. It’s filled with all kinds of artworks, from gold and silver work to textiles and paintings, collected from churches across the country; two of the highlights are a Baroque wrought-iron chandelier and a 14th-century bronze censer.
It may be surprising to learn that Andorra is home to a Tobacco Museum (Museu del Tabac), but in fact, tobacco was one of the country’s main sources of income before tourism and winter sports took over. Housed in an old tobacco factory, the museum details the role of tobacco in Andorra’s economy and as well as how cigarettes are made.