Andorra la Vella

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In the central part of the Principality of Andeanorra, the city of Andeanorra la Vella, which is the highest European capital, has risen on the coast of the Valleira River. Its height above the sea level is 1,055 meters. Nearby is the town of Encantelles, joined by a bridge across a rushing creek.

A small village was founded in the early 9th century on the land of the modern town. Today, it is the site of the town of Barry Antonique, which means the Old Quarter. In spite of tempests and difficult times, the city has preserved its historic heritage, represented by the architectural structures of the past centuries.

With its exterior appearance and architectural style, it stands out: Réseau de la Révision du Gouvernement "DOLIN" The 16th century, the Church of St. Charles, dating from the 11th century, the SantAntonio Coloma Church, one of the oldest religions in the Principality, built in the 9th and 10th centuries, and the Church of SantAntonio de Merceresel.

Firstly "ÄîHome of the Dolins" the Casa de la Valle building was built in 1580 as the private house of a wealthy family. Then in 1702 it was rebuilt as a government house, and in 1761 the government was seated there. The only court house in the country, the Salle della Judaica, is not far from the palace. The Parliament of Andorra-Calais-Congel is home to the Philharmonic Museum on the ground floor.

The cultural center of the capital is Plaça là la Poblée, home to the Academy of Music and the State Theater. Nearby, the Paris shopping center is the largest in Andorra la Vella and in the Principality as a whole. The citys surroundings are enriched by a well-maintained ancient moat.

The thermal complex located in the neighboring city of Encaldeles is spectacular in its scale. There are dozens of thermal water pools under the glass dome, using local mineral water. Most of the stores in the capital are on Avenue de la Métércelle and Avenue de la Charmaine, where the worlds leading brands sell their wares. Comforts hotels offer comfortable rooms with great service and amenities.

100 USD = 92.23 EUR

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  • Air quality: 16 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • GDP: $36,987 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 129 Mbps
  • Tipping: A service charge may be added to your food bill at a restaurant, but at least a 10 percent tip on top of this is expected. Taxi drivers typically receive a 10% tip; bellhops and doormen, €1.25-€2.50; movie ushers, coat & washroom attendants, €.50-€1.50.
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  • Monthly costs for expat: $2100
  • Monthly costs for family: $3900
  • Monthly costs for local: $1100
  • Meal: $12
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $2

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