The Association Pirineus Watt (PW) is developing a network of cultural routes, to promote the hydroelectric heritage and landscape of the Pyrenees. The first of them is the Pearson Route, named in honour of Frederick Stark Pearson, the engineer who in the early twentieth century contributed greatly to the production …More
Solsona is the main city and municipality of the “comarca” Solsonès in the Catalan province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. The mayor of the city, David Rodriguez, has been a member of the Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) party since 2002. He told us about his political views on the independence of Catalonia, shared the main …More
Andorran citizens travelling to the People’s Republic of China should familiarize themselves with the new procedure for obtaining a tourist visa – biometric.
In accordance with the new Beijing directives that have recently been introduced in other European countries, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Madrid and the Consulate General in …More
SkiPallars is the umbrella brand that encompasses the mountain resorts of Pallars Sobirà. This brand evolved from the brand “GranPallars”. The resorts of Espot and Port Ainé are managed by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya and are focused on downhill skiing, although the increase of non-skiers and ski mountaineering visitors have brought them to …More
Girona is a city and municipality in northeast Catalonia, the capital of the “comarca” Gironès and the province of Girona. In 2018, 100,266 people lived in the Girona municipality. The city has its own airport, which is about 100 km from the airport El Prat (Barcelona). If Girona had a high-speed train (TAV) stop, its …More
Alcohol: cheap and expensive. Andorra: 4.5% VAT with no excises
(prices updated 01.01.2020)
Andorra is not part of the European Union, therefore, the country’s trade policy is not affected by the strict European regulations of the alcohol market. In addition, Andorra today has the lowest VAT rate in Europe, which is fixed for …More
Pamplona is the capital of the province of Navarra in northern Spain. The city is best known for her celebration of Sant Fermi (running of the bulls), widely celebrated in July. The city is also an important stop on the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route. The main foreign investor in Pamplona is the …More
Zaragoza is a city and municipality in Spain, the capital of the region of Zaragoza, province of the same name and part of the autonomous community of Aragon. It is a very touristic city. We have talked to the Mayor of Zaragoza, Jorge Azcón, about tourism development programs, the main types of industry, immigration issues …More
Jesus Aranda is a professional massage therapist from Catalonia. He came to Andorra in 2015, and prior to that he worked in a physiotherapy centre in Spain where he also gave physical training classes as he has a Degree in Physical Activity Sciences. He now works as a massage therapist in Caldea. He told us …More
The Government has approved the inspections of tourist accommodations (HUT – habitatges d’ús turístic) for 2020. Pyrenees Inspection and Control Company was selected to carry out the controls, for a price of 18.70 euros for the first inspection and 11.90 euros for the second review visit, in case deficiencies were detected in the initial inspection.