Despite being the smallest parish in the principality, it is also Andorra’s most populated and busiest city. Many ex-pats and visitors find it an attractive option because it has everything you need in one area. If you’re someone who is coming from a large, crowded city, Andorra la Vella is the closest you will find to a modern hub.
With that said, Andorra la Vella is not going to have the same hustle and bustle of a city like Paris or Barcelona. It is quite peaceful and rather quiet most of the time. Only during certain seasons or on high-tourist days will the city actually become very busy. Still, if you crave the amenities of a city and more options for entertainment, Andorra la Vella might be right for you.
It is worth noting that if you want to buy property in Andorra la Vella, you’re mostly going to find apartments, townhomes, and condos. Of course, some villas and chalets are available, but they tend to go for a higher price. If you’re happy with renting, there are a myriad of options, they even have their own mountain views!
WHERE TO LIVE IN ANDORRA LA VELLA
Living in the city itself is a great option if you’re looking for more excitement and access to unique bars or restaurants. However, if you want the amenities of the city with a quieter life, we recommend the northern side of the town. This is a quieter region with great city views and a more relaxed feel.
WHY PEOPLE LOVE ANDORRA LA VELLA
Despite its small size, this is a thoroughly modern city with shopping, bars, restaurants, and more. It’s a very walkable city, meaning you won’t often need to use public transportation or your own car.
With plenty of festivals and events throughout the year, you’ll never feel bored or lacking in terms of community engagement.
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF
Parking can be a hassle, so make sure to get a space with your rental or home purchase.
The city can get overrun and busy during tourist seasons.