Andorra is a tiny, independent principality located about 3 hours north of Barcelona. I took a day trip to Andorra from Barcelona when I visited Spain in April 2017.
If you don’t have a car, there are many buses servicing Andorra from Barcelona.
Border formalities are casual when entering and leaving the country. You more than likely won’t need to stop, but be prepared to stop and show your passport if asked.
Andorra offers duty-free items so many people visit for the shopping. I’m not a big shopper, so I drove around looking for a good spot to have a picnic lunch.
Sant Julià de Lòria is one of the parishes of Andorra located just across the border. This is where you’ll find Carretera de la Peguera, a picturesque windy road.
I found the road by accident in search of Juberri Contemporary Gardens. I never found the garden, but I did stumble on a beautiful picnic spot in the small village of Aixirivall.
That is where I spent the day.
Before heading back to Barcelona, I continued my journey up Carretera de la Peguera. I’m not sure the altitude, but I climbed high enough to find snow on the ground.
I’m so glad I decided to take a day to visit Andorra during my trip to Barcelona.
You might be wondering if Andorra is worth the 3 hour drive each way.