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Encamp Things to Do

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    by PeteG Written Oct 5, 2007

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    In the town there is a brilliant looking climbing wall. I say wall, but really in is a very tall stretched triangular spike or shard. It looks amazing.

    There are also lots of other climbing opportunities around suitable for novices to expert.

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    by PeteG Written Oct 5, 2007

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    There are lots of brilliant downhills to blast down and test your breaks - or drive up near the lake above the town and cycle along the purpose built lovely and flat track! Brilliant views, and a couple of nice cafes to stop for a drink or lunch at.

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    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 30, 2006

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    The small, medieval church of Saint Michael and Saint John stands among local stone houses of Encamp. The stone edifice, built in the Romanesque style, was enlarged and refurbished at the end of the 16th or beginning of the 17th centuries. Its walls made of natural rocks and single bell hang above the facade in typical Spanish way amazed me.

    There are also three other Romanesque stone churches in Encamp:
    - church of Saint Mark and Maria located at Encamp cemetery (12th century),
    - church of Saint Roma from 1163
    - parish church of Saint Eulalia with 23 metre high (80 ft) bell tower, the highest one in Andorra.

    I have seen only the last one from the main road but I didn't stop :-(. There is also Museu Nacional de l’Automobil on Avinguda del Princep Episcopal 64 which displays a collection of cars dating from 1898 to 1950 as well as 50 antique motorbikes. I didn't visit it either. Instead I visited one more church close to Encamp, in Canillo (see my Parròquia de Canillo page%L).

    CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL AND JOHN
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Encamp Hotels

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  • Montecarlo Hotel

    I really enjoyed my stay in this hotel. The cozy room was perfect, with a cute decoration and very...

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  • Hotel Paris

    Tenia dudas sobre este hotel, pero me alegro de haber ido. Muy serviciales. Buenas camas, limpio,...

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  • Shusski Aparthotel Encamp

    Av Coprincep Frances 83, Encamp, AD200, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Mila

    Cortals d'Encamp, Encamp, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Univers

    C/ Rene Baulard 13, Encamp, AD400, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Guillem

    Els Arinsols 10, Encamp, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Coray

    Caballers 38, Encamp, AD 200, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Encamp

    Av Coprincepe Episcopal 95, Encamp, AD200, Andorra

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Aparthotel Alaska

    C/ La Solana, 4, Encamp, 0, AD

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Encamp Transportation

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    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 30, 2006

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    There is no other way to get to Encamp than by road (car, bus or bicycle). I drove to Andorra from Toulouse in southern France which took me almost 3 hours. Encamp is located along the main France - Andorra - Spain highway, 27 km from French border crossing point (Pas de la Casa) and 6 km from Andorra la Vella. The town looked like a ghost town. Thus I had no problem to park my car. Follow the link below for more details on how to get to Andorra from abroad.

    Encamp stretches along the valley, north of the main highway, at the distance of over 1 km. It's easy to walk around. One warning: the cobbled streets of Encamp after short rain were very slippery. Watch your steps.

    SLIPPERY COBBLED STREET OF ENCAMP
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    by vicky_cannae Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The only way into Andorra is by road. The major automobile routes into and out of Andorra include the CG1 from Spain and the CG2 from France. If you take the latter, you'll pass through the unforgettable Port d'Envalira, the highest pass in the Pyrenees (2410m/7900ft).

    The nearest Spanish airports are in Barcelona and Girona; the nearest French airport is Toulouse-Blagnac. The French railway station closest to Andorra is L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre, two hours south of Toulouse by train. From there, daily buses make the two hour trip to Andorra la Vella. The nearest Spanish railway station is about 40km (25km) east of the Andorran border at Puigcerdà. It has daily bus connections to Andorra la Vella via Seu d'Urgell.

    Buses from France to Andorra leave from the railway stops of L'Hospitalet, La Tour de Carol and Ax-les-Thermes. Buses from Spain leave from Barcelona, Burgos, Madrid, Tarragona, Tuy, Valladolid and Zaragoza.
    Cooperativa Interurbana buses leave from the Plaça Príncep Benlloch stop in Andorra la Vella for several destinations along Andorra's three main highways. Autobus Parroquial de La Massana i d'Ordino operates a few routes from La Massana and Ordino. Taxis are available in the larger villages, but you'll have to phone. During ski season, there are shuttle buses to ski resorts from the nearest villages. Andorrans drive on the right.

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Encamp Local Customs

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    by vicky_cannae Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Until the 1950s, Andorra's population hovered around 6000. Today, only about a quarter of the population - almost two-thirds of whom live in Andorra la Vella and its suburbs - are Andorran nationals. The rest are mainly Spanish, French and Portuguese.

    The official language is Catalan (Català), a Romance language most closely related to Provençal but with roots in Castilian and French. Local lore has it that everyone in Andorra speaks Catalan, Spanish and French, but there are plenty of people who can't understand more than 10 words of French. Hardly anyone speaks English.

    Andorran cuisine is mainly Catalan, with strong French and Italian influences. Sauces are typically served with meat and fish. Pasta is also common. Local dishes include cunillo (rabbit cooked in tomato sauce), xai (roast lamb), trinxat (bacon, potatoes and cabbage) and escudella (a stew of chicken, sausage and meatballs).

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