Postal code: AD300 | Coordinates 42º 33' 18'' North 1º 31' 59'' East | Average altitude: 1.298 m
The Parish of Ordino is an ideal place to live for those who enjoy a peaceful and serene lifestyle. The careful urban and architectural development of Ordino has enabled the parish to preserve all the magic of an area that stands out for its magnificent forests and breathtaking landscapes. In the winter, residents enjoy the snow sports in the Vallnord ski area. In the summer, the more moderate temperatures and the green of the mountains are an open invitation to enjoy outdoor activities.
Climate | Given its altitude, in Ordino the climate is cold and dry in the winter, and the snow that covers the mountains becomes an open invitation to enjoy sports such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, the temperatures are milder and the mountain dons its finest hues of green, seldom exceeding 30 degrees Celsius.
Language | The official language of the country is Catalan, although Spanish, French, English and Portuguese are commonly used throughout the entire territory of Andorra; and to a lesser degree Russian, German and other languages are also spoken here.
Local administration | Ordino accommodates the offices of national institutions and services, in addition to the “Comú” or Parish Council of Ordino.
Financial services | Ordino accommodates the branch offices of the country’s five bank groups, which moreover have extensive business hours, Monday through Friday.
Transportation connections | Boasting good connections with the national and international road systems, Ordino is just 60 kilometres away from the airport of Seu d’Urgell (Spain), which receives the flights with destination Andorra. Just an hour and a half away is the airport of Lleida (Spain), and the international airports of Barcelona (Spain) and Toulouse (France) are only three hours away. In Ordino, there are also a number of different helicopter landing points.
Educational Centres | The Parish of Ordino has three schools (primary and secondary) that correspond to two of the three educational systems that coexist in the country: the Andorran system, the French system and the Spanish system. Just minutes away, in other parishes, you will find private international schools, government-funded private schools (in keeping with the Spanish model) and one professional training school, as well as two conventional, presence-based universities and two online universities.
Shopping | If you decide to come and live in Ordino, you will find a long shopping avenue with everything you need, always at very competitive prices, as the applicable Value Added Tax (known as the IGI in Andorra) is only 4.5%.
Vallnord | There are many advantages to living in Ordino. Among others, you are sure to enjoy the magnificent Vallnord ski area. Endless ski slopes, top-notch services of all sorts, elite sports events on the world calendar and countless different activities and events associated with the ski world for the entire family to enjoy. In the summer, the ski slopes become steep descents for mountain biking lovers.
Golf | Golf lovers will find a very special place in Ordino. Hidden amid spectacular forests is the Ordino Golf Club and Pitch & Putt Par 3, offering a 9-hole course with double tees. This par 33 course is ideal for all golfers, from beginners to professionals, and is moreover the only floodlit driving range in the country (covered and uncovered).
Recreation, entertainment | Culture, shopping, great restaurants, mountain hikes, incredible green areas, indoor and outdoor sports! When you live in Ordino you are sure to enjoy a wide range of activities with the great advantage that they vary with the seasons.
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