Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe. Located between the Pyrenees, which divide Spain from France, it is a country full of resources at any time of the year. From nature lovers to those seeking relaxation, Andorra is a splendid destination for a short trip out of town, which will give you unique emotions.
Perhaps you already know what to see in the micro-state of Andorra, but perhaps you are not informed about climate you will find. We took care of this: here's what awaits you in Andorra season by season.
- Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- When to go to Andorra: the cheapest period
- Andorra in Spring
- Andorra in the Summer
- Andorra in Autumn
- Andorra in Winter
- User questions and comments
Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- Best time: summer (June-August) for climate and temperatures, winter (December-February) for skiing and winter sports
- Period to avoid: none in particular, but autumn is gray and rainy, and the amount of sunshine is scarce
The Principality of Andorra has a typically alpine climate in the mountainous areas, while it is continental in those of low altitude. Snowfalls are frequent in winter, while in summer the temperature is still cool and characterized by frequent rains, present in every season. Temperatures can reach even below 0 ° in the coldest months, while in summer they can reach 25 °, with not very high humidity peaks. During the year, the hours of sunshine range from a minimum of 5 in February to a maximum of 9 in July.
The climate and its altitude make it an optimal destination in both summer and winter.
When to go to Andorra: the cheapest period
Andorra does not have a real low season. However, if you want to save something it is better to visit it during the autumn. In this period the climate becomes more rigid and the hours of sunshine decrease with an average of 5 hours a day, compared to 8 in the summer months. By choosing this period (October-November) you could also save € 100,00 per person between flight and hotel.
Andorra in Spring
During this period, the temperatures are optimal for visiting Andorra. Take advantage of it to take a nice trip to the capital, Andorra la Vella, and see its beauties.
Among the various attractions of the city you cannot miss the Església de Sante Esteve, built in the 1580th century, the Casa de la Vall, built in with the aim of being a defensive tower built by the Busquets family, today it is the headquarters of the Consell General d'Andorra and the courthouse.
In the capital you will also find the Parc Central, the green lung of the city with its 33.000 square meters, created by the architect Daniel Gelabert Fontova.
Andorra in the Summer
In summer, temperatures are high during the day and mild in the evening (between 10 ° and 15 ° approximately). The humidity is also quite low, like the possibility of running into some summer storm.
This is the ideal period for trekking in the mountains of Andorra and enjoy the summer and the unspoiled nature of this small state. You will find plenty of guided tour options, ranging from simple walks to events that unite the local gastronomy.
Andorra in Autumn
In autumn the temperatures drop and this makes it the best time to visit the spa. Among the 35 thermal springs of the state you cannot miss the Caldea thermal baths, called the most beautiful spa in the world.
To contribute to its primacy is also the building in which they are located, made of glass and inspired by Romanesque churches, complete with a tower 80 meters high. All this in the Escaldes-Engordany area in an environment surrounded by nature and the mountains of the state.
Inside, in addition to the classic thermal "tubs" you will find avant-garde elements and divisions of space that will contribute to your relaxation, such as a 9-meter cylindrical aquarium, a space reserved for adults and one for children aged 3 to 8.
Andorra in Winter
During the winter the temperatures are rather rigid but hardly fall below 0. The frequent snowfalls that occur in this period can also last until the summer months in the highest areas of the country, such as Come Pedrosa, 2.942 meters high.
This is the best time if you are a ski lover, thanks to the numerous ski slopes of the State, such as those of Come Pas de la Casa, Gran Valira or Soldeu.
Alternatively, if you want to try something more "original", you could think about tours that include dog-sledding or guided walks with snowmobiles.
How to dress: what to pack
- In winter: warm clothes are the masters. Green light for sweaters, gloves and scarves to fight the cold. Also do not forget umbrella and raincoat, always useful even if the rainy days are not very many.
- In summer: Short sleeves and cool clothes are a must in this period, like a hat to shelter from the sun and a good sunscreen. But don't forget a jacket to counteract the lowering of evening temperatures.
- In autumn and spring: the onion dressing rule applies. Ok to long-sleeved and not too heavy shirts, as long as you also have sweaters and raincoats with you to protect yourself from possible storms.
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