What to do in Andorra this summer? The Andorra Land Art awaits you!

You were wondering what to do in Andorra this summer? Much more than a simple exhibition, the 2nd edition of the international biennale of modern art Andorra Land Art is the perfect excuse to discover the summer season in Andorra. Until August 28th, 2017, art pieces from fifty artists worldwide are exposing in unusual locations all over Andorra. This summer’s initiative showcases the country’s cultural and natural environment, unique in Europe. Now you know what to do in Andorra this summer! Find out what other activities are available nearby to complete your discovery of Andorra in summer!

Andorra Land Art: you won’t have to wonder what to do in Andorra this summer!

Sun, mountains, art and culture

Did you decide to spend some holiday time in the Pyrenean ski resort but are not sure what to do in Andorra during the summer? The Andorra Land Art is probably your best answer! Thanks to the sponsorship of the municipalities of Andorra and Andorra Turisme, the Assembly of Papaia Projectes Artístics organise for the second consecutive time its Biennal dedicated to the Land Art, named the Andorra Land Art. All the activities and exhibitions related to this exceptional event are free and accessible to all public.

Land Art in Andorra

If you are stopping by Andorra this summer you will be impressed by what you might do and see in the different villages of the country. The Andorra Land Art is an absolute benediction for those that enjoy art, culture, nature and history. This biennale that reunites pieces from over fifty artists worldwide and from different and contrasted universes, is a unique manner to discover the jewels of Andorra. The Land Art draws its inspiration from nature and history. That is why, the Andorra Land Art is the perfect escapade to see what there is to do in summer in Andorra.

Here’s what to do with your summer in Andorra

A summer escapade between tradition and modernity

The Andorra Land Art has for sole purpose to offer to the public a perfect symbiosis between nature, cultural wealth and Andorran heritage. The artistic installations scattered on exceptional sites or unusual places will surprise and startle you. However, an exhibition of pieces of art as chimerical and phantasmagorical as this one might seem, has for mission to question its public. The Andorra Land Art does not derogate from the appropriateness that is imposed by the art. In this way, these contemporary works have been distributed on sites carefully chosen to narrate the stories of Andorra and thus reinvent an imaginary that one would have thought forgotten, in perfect symbiosis with a more modern Andorra. This summer in Andorra, the second edition of this biennale takes shape on four sites

  • the Path of Human Rights
  • the Wool Factory
  • "Els Miradors" (the viewpoints)
  • the Ras Area

The Path of Human Rights

The Path of Human Rights pays homage to the refugees, who from both sides of our borders took the "Andorran way" which passes through the Pyrenees, in search of their freedom. This route is currently being promoted as "Andorra’s healthy path of human rights" by the Government Ministry for Health and City Councils, with the support of the WHO which has vouched for the cross-disciplinary nature and simplicity of this initiative, which combines the promotion of healthy physical exercise, and dissemination of Andorra’s heritage and respect for human rights. It is along this route that the majority of art works are placed for this international biennial edition of Andorra Land Art this summer for the greatest enjoyment of the public that can enjoy a healthy walk and admire the art.

The "Miradors"

Don’t wonder anymore what to do in Andorra this summer because you cannot come here without seeing this spectacular spot! This area where the Mirador Roc Del Quer has been opened to the public, offers to the tourists an exceptional panoramic viewpoint at the heart of a preserved nature, one that is hard to find somewhere else. The contemporary pieces of art of this international biennal Andorra Land Art are immersed in this marvel of nature.

The Ras Area

Here, the Andorra Land Art has also something to say, or more precisely, a message to broadcast: it wanted to demonstrate how art, creation, and fauna are one of the same. Located near the Lac d’Engolasters, this space is the occasion for artists to create in total freedom pieces of art during the entire biennal. It is good to know also that this space welcomes and offers activities to students from all over Andorra. And why not enjoy your visit to this site in Andorra this summer to take a walk around this charming lake?

The Wool Factory

The Wool Factory, a historic building in the upper area of Escaldes-Engordany, closed and abandoned for many years now, is one of the most significant remains of Andorra’s textile industry after more than a century. The historical building is a real source of inspiration for the contemporary artists who have left an imprint that is both magical and mysterious. Here, in summer, the Andorra Land Art welcomes and will carry out projections and video-art fixtures that create an atmosphere in perfect adequacy with this place and its old-fashioned charm.

Our suggestions and ideas of activities must-do

After the Land Art 2017, Andorran activities for all

In Andorra, this summer everything is put together so that everyone finds an activity made for him… and her! Indeed, the activities, cultural and leisure, have been carefully organised to offer the best experience for all. As such, children and adults, families, seniors, sportsmen and women, nature lovers or/and shopping lovers will find something to do in Andorra this summer!

Family and nature activities

The summer in Andorra is known for the numerous activities organised for families and in a natural environment. The ski resorts Vallnord but above all Grandvalira are transformed in giant playgrounds to offer the best experience of mountain in summer. The well-known natural park Naturlandia is an unavoidable stop for nature lovers with its abundant outdoor activities. You could use you visit in Andorra to do some hiking in the Pyrénées. Moreover, numerous marked trails will allow the hikers or sports enthusiasts to discover the stunning beauty of the Andorran Pyrenees.

The Andorran culture and heritage

Andorra is also the country counting the highest density in museums per capita and for its perfectly preserved historic heritage. Visiting Andorra in summer means stopping by the Sanctuary of Meritxell, discover its sumptuous churches and chapels, find yourself nose to nose with the mill and sawmill of Cal Pal or even penetrate in the incredible universe of museums and art galleries that are spread out all over the country.

Other events and activities for those you still don’t know what to do this summer in Andorra

Apart from the abundant cultural events and other leisure activities, the summer program in Andorra is full of excitement with the Cirque du Soleil, festivals and free concerts and tons of other shows that will be present for the entire summer season. Your stay in Andorra will be filled with those events! Don’t forget also that the country is known for its shopping duty free! In Andorra, shopping is part of the package, be it summer or winter and everything is put together to make you live an extraordinary stay. So why don’t take the time, in between two pieces of art, to enjoy a bit of shopping this summer in Andorra?

Pas’Aventura

Food lovers will also adore their stay in Andorra! In summer, numerous are the restaurants that have created a gastronomical menu for the satisfaction of locals and tourists alike. But this year, Pas de la Casa has decided to make things bigger with the opening of its ski lift during the summer for visitors. You are asking what to do in Andorra this summer? Why not enjoy the pleasure of a restaurant on top of a mountain, or the renting of a mountain bike to discover the wonders of nature? That is the mission of Pas’Aventura.
For more information about this event and on other activities offered this summer in Andorra, don’t hesitate to contact the tourism office:

Office de Tourisme du Pas de la Case (Encamp)
Av. Consell General, s/n
Tel : (+376) 755 100 or (+376) 856 547
Mail : turismepas@encamp.ad
Web : http://www.encamp.ad

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