People may tell you Andorra’s nothing but skiing and shopping
. They might add that Andorra la Vella, its capital and only town, is a fuming traffic jam bordered by palaces of consumerism. (Fact: Andorra has over 2000 shops
– more than one for every 40 inhabitants). Shake yourself from Andorra la Vella’s tawdry embrace, take one of only three secondary roads in the state and discover some of the most dramatic scenery in all of the Pyrenees.
This minicountry wedged between France and Spain offers by far the best skiing in the Pyrenees, like in Canillo & Soldeu or Arinsal & Pal. In the last five years, its resorts have invested over €50 million in mountain cafés and restaurants, chairlifts and gondolas, car parks and snow-making machines. And once the snows have melted, summer activities
are to be had in Ordino & around. There’s great walking
in abundance, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes
in the higher, more remote reaches of the principality.
Due to the fact that Andorra is sandwiched between France and Spain, Andorran cuisine is mainly Catalan
. The cuisine in Andorra also combines with French and Italian cuisine. Pasta, meat, fish and vegetables are the main ingredients for every meal
. In the northern region of Andorra the French and Italian cuisine is more popular and its main characteristics are the ample use of pasta, cheese, bread and fish; while in the southern region Catalan cuisine influences were adapted. Local dishes include trinxat made of Bacon, cabbage and potatoes
; cunillo which is rabbit stewed in tomato sauce; xai which is actually roasted Lamb; coques are flavored flat cakes and truites de carreroles which is actually a mushroom omelet. Cuisine in Andorra also include sausages, cheese, and a large variety of pork and ham dishes
and a variety of vegetables
. Many restaurants offer gluten free food for you.
Check our homepage for gluten free points in Andorra and add some points if you found interesting restaurants after your visit!!
More information: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/andorra