COVID-19 has shaken the normality and routine of half the world, if not the entire world. By now everyone knows what the symptoms are, the steps to take to prevent themselves, and the keys to getting through quarantine in the best possible way. Andorra is a small country and may seem vulnerable to the virus due to the number of tourists it receives, but during the first month of confinement there have been more congratulations than no attention calls in the Principality. Below you will find 5 reasons why Andorra is managing the coronavirus crisis well.
To ensure the well-being of oneself, caring for the mind and body should always be a priority, but in these difficult times it is more important than ever. If at any point since quarantine began you have been overwhelmed by not knowing how to handle the situation, here are a number of ideas to help you keep your mind and body healthy at home.
The current exceptional situation is forcing millions of people around the world to stay home until further notice, which is a lot of extra hours to occupy. Why not invest them in discovering art and history around the globe? We can’t go to museums, but we can take them home. They are just one click away. More than 2,500 institutions and museums from all over the world have partnered with Google Arts & Culture to provide virtual tours and unique content. Here are some of the world’s leading art agencies that we encourage you to visit online.
Winter is coming and Andorra’s ski resorts have already opened or will do so in the next few days.
Last Saturday, on the 16th of November, the Ordino-Arcalís resort opened and on the 23th of Novembre the GrandValira sectors of Pas de La Casa and Grau Roig, the 30th of November they will open the GrandValira sectors of Soldeu and el Tarter, and Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, if conditions permit – and for the moment it looks positive. More than 300 km of slopes for ski lovers in our small country in the Pyrenees. Read more
This past Thursday, Oct. 3, with more than 200 guests from around the world, Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated the opening of their new Social Headquarters, located in an emblematic and completely restored building in the heart of Escaldes-Engordany. Loyal to its principles, Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty transmit to its customers the excellence, professionalism and quality in service that characterizes the brand. Read more
Last Friday, the 3rd Andorra Landart Biennial was inaugurated, with the presence of all Escaldes-Engordany authorities and Mr. Xavier Espot, Head of the Andorran Government. The works will be installed in the natural environment of Engolasters Lake, until September 14th, 2019. Read more
Spring is here – along with some rain and snow – and timidly too, for the cherry-tree’s flowers, which wonderfully tear the capital’s skyline and provide us with a special sakura amidst the Pyrenees.
A burst of colour that also adorns the meadows and the country’s green mountains, filling them with the first grandalles and jonquilles. Read more
Imagine the scene. You’re sitting on the sofa at home, woolly slippers on your feet, a mohair blanket on your skirt. On the side table, a book and a still-steaming cup of tea, all while you watch the first snowflakes fall.
Do you see it? Now add in a few extra touches. Luxury of course, lies in the details.
Linen tablecloth, dinky clink of glasses on the table, wines decanted with the ceremony that the moment demands. In the background, conversations and some laughter allow us to enjoy the moment in a quiet and cozy setting.
Far away in the past are those frugal dinners of the subsistence economy of a country that knew how to make a virtue out of a necessity, and now it has managed to turn the pig slaughter products and mountain vegetables into an art.
The bordas, traditional buildings made with stone and wood, have gone from drying tobacco or keeping the herd during the cold winter nights, to become exclusive refuges for gourmets and “connaisseurs” from all over the world. These small jewels of traditional Andorran architecture can be found in the property portfolio of Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty, so that lovers of these small mountain corners can have their own and exclusive space. Read more