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Name: Lake Engolasters
Location: Andorra La Vella, Andorra
Lake Engolasters, in the Encamp parish of Andorra, is an oblong shaped lake at an elevation of 1,616 m (5,302 ft), formed in a glacial depression. It is located close to Andorra La Vella, the capital of Andorra.

The lake water is deep blue and is drained by a drainage basin formed by the Pyrenees mountain ranges, which are snow-covered. The valley formed by the rivers draining the catchment provides an enchanting view with green meadows and rich forest of pine trees nearer to the lake periphery. The water source to the lake is from the East Valira and Madriu rivers. There is a cable car rope way from Encamp to the lake area, which is a 6.2 kilometres (3.9 mi) line.

A legend related to the history and formation of the lake claims that Engolasters was formed by a sudden gush of water unleashed by divine powers in order to chastise the impiety of a beautiful woman, who was said to be an ancient inhabitant of a village close to the lake shore. According to legend, the woman refused to give a piece of a bread to a starving pilgrim, said to be Christ himself.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Engolasters
Name: Our Lady of Meritxell
Location: Andorra La Vella, Andorra
Our Lady of Meritxell is an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra. The original statue dated from the late 12th century. However, the chapel in which it was housed burned down on September 8 1972, and the statue was destroyed. A replica can be found in the new Meritxell Chapel, designed in 1976 by Ricardo Bofill.

In the late 12th century, on January 6, a wild rose in bloom was found by villagers from Meritxell going to Mass in Canillo. It was out of season and at its base was found a statue of the Virgin and Child. The statue was placed in the Canillo church. However, the statue was found under the same wild rose the next day. The statue was taken to the church of Encamp. However, as before, the statue was again found under the same wild rose on the next day. As in similar legends elsewhere, the villagers of Meritxell took this as a sign and decided to build a new chapel in their town after they found an open space miraculously untouched by the winter snows.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Meritxell
Name: Mirador Roc del Quer viewpoint
Location: Canillo, Andorra
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FACTS:
Official Languages: Catalan
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: CET (UTC +1) / CEST (UTC +2)
Drives on the right
Calling code: +376
Local / up-to-date weather in Andorra (and other regions): BBC global weather – click here
US GOVT TRAVEL LINKS:

For more useful information on safety & security, local laws / customs, health and more, please see the below official US travel.state.gov web link for Andorra travel advice. NB: Entry requirements herein listed are for US nationals only, unless stated otherwise.

You can also find recommended information on vaccinations, malaria and other more detailed health considerations for travel to Andorra, at the below official US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weblink.

BUSINESS VISITOR ACTIVITIES*:
Activities you may undertake on a business visa / as a business visitor:
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ATTENDING A CONFERENCE: TBC
RECEIVING TRAINING (CLASSROOM-BASED): TBC
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AUDIT WORK: TBC
PROVIDING TRAINING: TBC
PROJECT WORK: TBC
*This information does not constitute legal advice and is not an exhaustive list. For a full legal assessment on business visitor activities, please revert to your internal company legal team / counsel.
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It is highly recommenced that you access the above official US travel.state.gov web link and read all safety & security information prior to making your travel arrangements / planning your trip.
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Andorra uses the euro, like several other European countries. One euro is divided into 100 cents. The official symbol for the euro is €, and its ISO code is EUR. There is no official symbol for the cent.

All banknotes and coins of this common currency are legal tender within all the countries, except that low-denomination coins (one and two cent) are phased out in some of them. The banknotes look the same across countries, while coins have a standard common design on one side and a national country-specific design on the other. The latter side is also used for different designs of commemorative coins. The design on the national side does not affect the use of the coin.

If you have a few days in Andorra, then you can easily visit most of the main villages by the local bus service operated by Cooperativa Interurbana Andorrana, S.A.

There are 8 main bus lines or ‘línies’, and all of these pass through Andorra La Vella. The fare is between €1.85 to €6.10 one-way depending on how far you are going. Drivers provide change. For the towns nearest to Andorra La Vella, the service is very regular, and as frequent as every 10 minutes during the day. If you are travelling to outlying rural places like Canolic, there are only 2 or 3 buses per day.

The lines are:

  • L1 Sant Julia de Loria – Andorra la Vella / Escaldes-Engordany
  • L2 Andorra la Vella – Encamp
  • L3 Andorra la Vella – Encamp – Soldeu
  • L4 Andorra la Vella – Encamp – Soldeu – Pas de la Casa
  • L5 Andorra la Vella – La Massana – Arinsal
  • L6 Andorra la Vella – La Massana – Ordino
  • E (express) Sant Julia de Loria – Andorra la Vella/Escaldes-Engordany

There are also three night bus lines with sparse intervals:

  • Bn1 Andorra la Vella – Sant Julia de Loria (every 60 min)
  • Bn2 Canillo – Andorra la Vella – Canillo (every 120 min)
  • Bn3 Ordino – Arsinal – Andorra la Vella – Ordino (every 90 min)

EAT:

Escudella De Pages (Catalan peasant soup) or Escudella i Carn d’Ollais often considered the national dish. It is sometimes made with pilotas (giant spiced meatballs).

DRINK:

By far you will most find Estrella Damm, a beer from Barcelona, all over the country. Finding drinks local to Andorra will take a little bit of effort.

  • Wine. The main Andorran grape varietal is pinot noir.
  • Alpha Brewery. The country’s only brewery that makes a couple different styles of beer is not sold in most stores. Small gift shops and our tourist-centric businesses may have some.
There are no well known five-star international chain hotels, such as Four Seasons, Fairmont, Intercontinental or Marriott in Andorra. Even four-star chains like Best Western are not here. The only well-known chain hotels are Holiday Inn and Ibis, in Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany respectively (Escaldes-Engordany is just east of Andorra la Vella). The remaining hotels in the country are almost always independently operated. Therefore, the quality and service provided by a four-star hotel, as classified by local tourism board, is not as good as what you expect from other destinations.

Andorra La Vella is a good destination to buy all kinds of cheap goods, due to the country’s status as a tax haven.

**All travel information has been sourced from wikivoyage. However like wikipedia, wikivoyage is an open platform editable by any member of the public. Therefore, although very useful, all above information IS INDICATIVE ONLY and must be verified prior to personal use. Moreover, if you wish to see more information please visit: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Andorra
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Name: Lake Engolasters
Location: Andorra La Vella, Andorra
Lake Engolasters, in the Encamp parish of Andorra, is an oblong shaped lake at an elevation of 1,616 m (5,302 ft), formed in a glacial depression. It is located close to Andorra La Vella, the capital of Andorra.

The lake water is deep blue and is drained by a drainage basin formed by the Pyrenees mountain ranges, which are snow-covered. The valley formed by the rivers draining the catchment provides an enchanting view with green meadows and rich forest of pine trees nearer to the lake periphery. The water source to the lake is from the East Valira and Madriu rivers. There is a cable car rope way from Encamp to the lake area, which is a 6.2 kilometres (3.9 mi) line.

A legend related to the history and formation of the lake claims that Engolasters was formed by a sudden gush of water unleashed by divine powers in order to chastise the impiety of a beautiful woman, who was said to be an ancient inhabitant of a village close to the lake shore. According to legend, the woman refused to give a piece of a bread to a starving pilgrim, said to be Christ himself.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Engolasters
Name: Our Lady of Meritxell
Location: Andorra La Vella, Andorra
Our Lady of Meritxell is an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra. The original statue dated from the late 12th century. However, the chapel in which it was housed burned down on September 8 1972, and the statue was destroyed. A replica can be found in the new Meritxell Chapel, designed in 1976 by Ricardo Bofill.

In the late 12th century, on January 6, a wild rose in bloom was found by villagers from Meritxell going to Mass in Canillo. It was out of season and at its base was found a statue of the Virgin and Child. The statue was placed in the Canillo church. However, the statue was found under the same wild rose the next day. The statue was taken to the church of Encamp. However, as before, the statue was again found under the same wild rose on the next day. As in similar legends elsewhere, the villagers of Meritxell took this as a sign and decided to build a new chapel in their town after they found an open space miraculously untouched by the winter snows.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Meritxell
Name: Mirador Roc del Quer viewpoint
Location: Canillo, Andorra
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