Easter Week is a good time to discover and enjoy the cultural traditions in the different Andorran parishes.
Activities uncovering the country’s history have been scheduled from 2nd to 5th April. The popular caramelles are held to celebrate the end of winter. These Andorran songs are sung in the street, traditionally by bachelors.
Today, this ancient tradition has been preserved in some of the country’s parishes such as Encamp. On Sunday 4th and Easter Monday in the morning, this Andorran anthology can be enjoyed in the main streets of the parish.
On Easter Monday, bakery windows in Andorra display the traditional Easter cakes. The tradition of godparents giving this original dessert to their godchildren is alive in bakeries such as ‘L’Espiga d’Or’, ‘Pastisseria Vives’ or ‘Pastisseria Estopinyan’, amongst others.
Another way to uncover the country’s tradition is through guided tours on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd in Andorra la Vella. These are night-time tours with a dramatic touch in the old town, where legends still told in the area will be staged. Places are limited and can be booked at the Andorra la Vella Tourist Information Office.
A stay at the Hotel Art is recommended, located in the heart of Andorra and offering excellent value-for-money. The hotel is truly handy for moving around the shopping areas. The Pyrenean country has competitive prices and flexible opening hours at fashion, shoe, electronic, music, cosmetics and perfumery shops, amongst others.
The Júlia company is a top name in the perfumery and cosmetics sector in the country. In addition, thanks to the Júlia Bonet Foundation, it help to promote the Perfume Museum located in Escaldes-Engordany.
It offers an interesting tour through the history of perfume and related products through the senses, especially smell, with the essences and aromas circulating at the museum.
If visitors are looking for a more relaxing break, Caldea spa centre (one of the biggest is southern Europe) lets guests leave behind winter stress on its hydrotherapy circuit or with one of the body beauty treatments or facials, also available at other hotels in the country to prepare your skin for the spring season.
Discover the country’s cuisine at the tradition bordes. These rural houses have been restored as restaurants and offer typical dishes such as quince aioli, wild boar civet, dandelion salad or mushroom rice.
The Borda Pairal 1630 (Andorra la Vella) offers visitors the chance to taste part of Andorra’s history or enjoy tapas from around the world. A fun mix!