Andorra Local Customs

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Andorra Local Customs

  • stopped more than once

    When exiting Andorra, be careful if you are over your limits as you will likely be stopped more than once...especially if you are in a British car! When i left there i was stopped three times, twice at two official stops and once by the gendarmes at the roadside 100m from entering France

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  • Local culture, language and politics

    There is no Andorran language and currency (they use euros). There is no Andorran military force as well (Spain and France are responsible for the defence). Andorran culture is Catalan in essence, since the native-born population of Andorra is Catalan. However there is easily identifiable Andorran culture in folk music and dances (more: follow the...

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  • In red uniforms

    Pretty and smiling policewomen of Andorra show off on the middle of some main intersections wearing bright red jackets and caps, white shirts with a tie and black skirts above knee. I had to stop and amaze their very useful job for both local drivers and pedestrians.Well, I've got to know that Andorra has no military forces thus can save a lot for...

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  • A stamp for your collection

    Andorra has the same regulations like Spain and France.The border passing will take a few seconds.If you want to have stamp in your passport you can ask the officers.They are friendly and will make this rarity possible for you.Not many people in the world can say that they have a Andorra stamp in their Passport.

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  • Andorra is Catalan, and very local

    Andorra might be its own independent country, but it has the look and feel of a small town. Andorra speaks Catalan on its day to day business, but if you speak French or Spanish, you will have little problem being served in one of those two languages. You might find a few limited speakers of English or German, but other languages are going to be...

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  • Visiting Christian Churches

    Christian churches - be they Protestant, Orthodox, or Catholic - are a vital part of Europeýs cultural, artistic, architectural, and religious heritage, and as such you are likely (and I really recommend doing this:)) ) to visit many of them. However, most of them are even today not only major tourist attractions, but also religious sites where...

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  • Sornás, Andorra. There isn't a...

    Sornás, Andorra. There isn't a single hotel or restaurant in this village, just farmers and their families.

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  • Because of it's location -...

    Because of it's location - sandwiched in the mountains between France & Spain - it's a bit of a cultural melting pot. Both French & Spanish is spoken so it's a bit of a guessing game when you need to speak to locals as to what language to start with. Most places speak at least a little English so if you're like me and only know the absolute minimum...

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  • Catalan is the official...

    Catalan is the official language, though Spanish, and to a lesser degree French, are also spoken. Surprisingly, other than in the hotels and tourist offices, English is not that widespread. (In fact, on the tour I took to Lake Engolasters, the tour guide did not speak English at all!) Try to speak Catalan even a little, it will be greatly...

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  • Principat d`Andorre

    In my opinion the most common mistake is to drive to the big shopping centers , fill up your car and drive home . Take your time to look around and maybe spend a few days there.Principat d'Andorre.

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  • Andorra is pretty...

    Andorra is pretty tourist-friendly most of the time. Whatever you do in Spain or France will work just as well here.One note is that 'Clipol' means 'bus'. It's a word that is uniquely Andorran, and can cause some confusion, even if your catalonian is of scholarly level. The first transportation company in Andorra was 'Clemens i Pol' so perhaps that...

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  • Andorra is a country which...

    Andorra is a country which loves its fetes and popular traditions. Most of the fetes and traditions coincide with religious festivals and the natural cycles of the earth: -St George's day when roses and books are given. -The People's Fete. St John's day marks the summer solstice.-The election of the heiress and the little heiress. This is held in...

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  • Cultural life is full of...

    Cultural life is full of events which take place all year round thanks to the Principality's infrastructures: the National Auditorium (Ordino), the Government Exhibition Hall (Andorra la Vella), the Lauredian Cultural and Congress Centre (Sant Julià de Lòria), the Theatre of the Comú and the Congress Centre (Andorra la Vella) and the cultural...

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  • Short info about Andorra:...

    Short info about Andorra: LANGUAGE:Catalan, Frnach and Castillian. ETHNIC GROUPS: Spanish 61% Andorran 30% French 6% Other 3%. MALE LIFE EXPECTANCY: 80. FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY: 86. They've got 269 km of highways and they have the French President and a Spanish Bishop helping them rule the country.

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