PICK OF THE WEEK: Andorra (Pyrenees)

Main places:

Andorra la VellaEscaldes-EngordanySan Julia de LoriaLa MassanaOrdinoEncampCanilloPas de la Casa

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 24th September – Sunday, 30th September, 2018

Saturday, 29th September at 21h at the Sport Hotel Soldeu, Canillo. Shuffle Express in Concert (Free) A night of traditional and contemporary blues in different styles (swing, rock, shuffle, calypso…) with cover versions by artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi & Jr. Watson, as well as music composed by the band itself. Musicians: Pablo Villar (vocals & guitar); Virginia Yañez (keyboard and vocals); Marc Milian, (bass and sound); Dante Falótico, (drums)

Saturday, 29th September at 21h in the Sports Complex, Encamp. (Limited places, Pre-registration to: Africand, tel. 354 590 or the Comú on 731 490.) A Solidarity Dinner in aid of Africand followed by a Concert with Kwame Afrovibes. (Dinner 7€ – free for children up to 8 years old. Concert free admission after 22h.

Friday 28th – Sunday, 30th September from 11h – 20h
Throughout the village
During the three days, Sant Julià will be transformed into an authentic medieval village with a market of more than 50 stands, traveling parades (musicians, shows, giants etc.), theatre, children’s games, storytelling, and many other surprises where all members of the family, grandparents, parents and children can participate. (Great fun! CA)

Saturday, 29th September at 11h in the bookshop ‘Entre Línies’, Camí Cap del Carrer, La Massana. (Reservation by phone at 813 850 or by email at [email protected]) Storytime. Contes del Pirineu. (‘Tales of the Pyrenees’ in Catalan) Three stories that explain to children the history and traditions of the Pyrenees, such as Arsèguel’s Accordionist’s Meeting, The Fame of Arfa’s Cherries and the Existence of Wolves in La Cerdanya.

Saturday, 29th September at 9h, starting from the Comapredosa Interpretation Centre, Arinsal, La Massana. (Inscriptions to: [email protected] or +376 837 111.) The White Stones in the Comapedrosa River. A guided excursion to the Valls del Comapedrosa Natural Park. Discover the white stones and the particular geochemistry of the Comapedrosa river. The white stones of the Comapedrosa river are an unusual and particular aspect that can only be found in one place in the park.

During the trip we will be introduced to the geological environment of the park and the peculiarities of the waters. This will allow us to discover why the stones on the riverbed are white. At 9h there will be a welcome chat at the Comapedrosa Interpretation Center. Then we set out towards the Refuge of Comapedrosa, with 630 meters of uneven paths. The activity will involve a half-day excursion, and we will climb almost 400m on a path of medium difficulty to a certain point on the Comapedrosa river. Explanations will be given by Dr. Ramon Copons Llorens and Dr. Elena García Antón on the unique geochemistry of this river.

Culturally yours,



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