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Living in Meritxell, a spiritual symbol in Andorra

Located in the central area of Andorra, specifically halfway between the parishes of Encamp and Canillo, the village of Meritxell is a small population centre of just 62 inhabitants (figure collected by the Department of Statistics of Andorra at the end of 2017).

To access to this village, very well known both inside and outside the borders of Andorra for hosting the emblematic Meritxell Sanctuary, you have to drive along the main road 2 and, after having passed the Encamp parish, you have to take the first exit at the roundabout which is 2.5 km away from the Canillo entrance. Once this exit is taken, you should simply drive for a few meters along the Meritxell road (C2-230) to reach the centre of the village, dominated all the time by the majesty and beauty of the Meritxell Sanctuary.




Meritxell Sanctuary, one of Andorran most important assets

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An enormous cultural, architectural, social and spiritual value. This is what the Meritxell Sanctuary entails for the Andorran society and also for the many people who visit it year after year as part of the Mariana Route. Precisely, since 2014, the Meritxell Sanctuary is part, together with the sanctuaries of El Pilar (Zaragoza), Torreciudad (Huesca), Lourdes (France) and Montserrat (Barcelona), of this spiritual and religious itinerary, thus becoming a pilgrimage destination for thousands of devotees of the Marian faith from all corners of the world.

The Virgin of Meritxell, patron saint of Andorra

Apart from its undoubted beauty and its peaceful and quiet essence, the village of Meritxell also stands out as one of the places with the greatest symbolic load for Andorran society. In fact, inside the sanctuary there is an image of the Virgin of Meritxell, patron saint of Andorra. It is a polychrome replica of the original Romanesque piece that was destroyed during the fire that in 1972 hit the old Meritxell Sanctuary. Apart from causing the disappearance of the Romanesque carving of the Virgin of Meritxell, the fire of 1972 also completely destroyed the original sanctuary. A dramatic situation that forced the General Council to commission the construction of a second sanctuary, inaugurated in 1976 under the guidelines of the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill Levi.

On May 13, 2014, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the pontifical declaration of the Virgin of Meritxell as patron saint of the valleys of Andorra, the Pope Francisco declared the Meritxell Sanctuary a Minor Basilica. Therefore, living in Meritxell means living in a place where spirituality, religion and history coexist in perfect harmony, a place where tranquility and peace reign and where time seems to stop before our eyes.

It is worth remembering that every 8 September the Meritxell Sanctuary hosts the main institutional and religious acts that are part of the national holiday of Andorra, popularly known as the Meritxell Day or the Feast of Nostra Senyora de Meritxell. In addition, during the celebration of this festive day all the shops remain closed, being one of the few days of the year in which the commercial activity of the Principality completely stops.

Featured sites of Meritxell

  • Meritxell children's park: despite being a small town, the town of Meritxell has different spaces designed to serve, in large part, the many people who visit the Meritxell Sanctuary throughout the year. In this sense, just entering the centre of the village, right next to the main car park, there is a nice playground equipped with everything you need to enjoy a good time of fun with the little ones: garden areas, swings , slides, benches...
  • The old Sanctuary of Meritxell: under the name 'Meritxell Memòria', the 'old church' or the 'old sanctuary' is today a rehabilitated space converted into a permanent exhibition room on the patron saint of Andorra. The Old Sanctuary of Meritxell is, therefore, the old church of Romanesque origin that was rebuilt in the Baroque period and later destroyed by a fire that took place between September 8 and 9, 1972. After the rehabilitation, carried out once inaugurated the current Meritxell Sanctuary, the building happened to have a rectangular plant, with apse of square plant, covered by two beams, bell-gable tower and porch attached to the south wall.
  • Camí Reial or Camí de Meritxell: this path, which can not be accessed by car, and of approximately 800 meters, that connects the towns of Meritxell and Prats, is an old pilgrimage road signposted with different crosses, called 'creus de terme', which indicate the route that must be followed to get to the sanctuary. It is a very simple route, without large gradients and, therefore, ideal for families. The Camí Reial is initiated from Meritxell, and the tour ends at the Catholic church of Sant Miquel de Prats.

Your real estate agency in Meritxell

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Andorra Sotheby's International Realty is your real estate agency in Meritxell. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information about the characteristics of our properties and the places where they are located. In addition, if you are a foreign real estate investor, we have a specialized department that can inform you of all tax advantages and legal requirements to invest in the purchase of a house or property in Meritxell.

If you are interested in living in other villages in Canillo and you are looking for a flat or a house to buy in this parish, Andorra Sotheby's International Realty is your real estate agency.

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