Andorra Museums

Areny-Plandolit House Museum

The Areny-Plandolits were a well-to-do family which controlled part of the metal working industry which developed in Andorra between the 16th and 19th centuries. The patrician house of the family it's a noble building begun in 1613, although most of it was built after 1633. In 1972, it was purchased by the General Council, which restored it and made it into a museum, Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit. Visitors can now see a great variety of objects and furniture of quite different styles that takes them back to the golden age of that family. Inside the house, visitors are shown the main hall and the library; the main facade is also of interest, with a balcony dated from 1849 which was made in Areny's Forge, owned by the family. At the beginning of the 20th century, an hotel started to be built in the house's garden but, before it was finished, it was decided to use it as a natural science museum: it was the first museum in Andorra and lasted until the 1950s; at present, it is the National Auditorium of Andorra. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 3 pm to 6.30 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Areny-Plandolit House Museum
Ordino
Tel.: (+376) 836.908

Art Centre of Escaldes-Engordany

Installed in an historical building, the Centre d'Art d'Escaldes-Engordany is a cultural complex designed for all audiences.The first floor hosts a collection of sculptures by Josep Viladomat (Manlleu, Spain, 1899-Escaldes-Engordany, 1989): feminin bodies inspired in the Noucentisme, portraits of illustrious people and studies of public sculptures now scattered all over the world. The second floor is reserved for temporary exhibitions of all kinds of artistic expression: sculpture, painting, photography, etc. The third floor features a collection of models of Romanesque art, with detailed reproductions of the main monuments and remarkable buildings of Andorra.

Art Centre of Escaldes-Engordany
Avinguda Carlemany, 30
700 Escaldes-Engordany
Tel.: (+376) 802 255

Automobile Museum

Museu de l'Automobil features 90 cars, 50 motorbikes and 100 bicycles from 1898 to 1950, one of the most important such collections in the whole of Europe. There is also an interesting display of models, trophies, engines and car accessories, and a unique section of miniature cars made of iron and china. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Entrance: 1.50 euros.

Automobile Museum
Avinguda Co-Princep Episcopal, 64
Tel.: (+376) 832.266

Historical Interpretation Centre of La Cortinada

The Centre d'Interpretacio Historica de la Cortinada is settled in an old industrial complex of the 17th century, typical of the region. Visitors can see the saw mill and the flour mills, all fitted with restored equipment dating from the original plants, and enjoy demonstrations of the techniques used. The centre includes the church of Sant Marti de la Cortinada, a Lombard style Romanesque temple from the 12th century, modified and enlarged during the Baroque period (17th and 18th centuries). The church has an interesting fresco dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, dating from the end of the 12th century, in which sacred and profane figures appear together with zoomorphic and geometrical representations; it also has furniture dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and four Baroque altarpieces. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 3.30 pm to 7 pm; Sunday from 9.30 am to 1 pm.
Ordino
Tel.: (+376) 835.119

Miniature Museum

The Museu de la Miniatura features an exhibition of microminiatures from the private collection of Nikolai Siadristyi, considered the world's best microminiaturist. The works shown in the exhibition are so small that can only be seen through a microscope, which is also part of the fun: no one else sees what you see. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 7 pm; Sundays, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.

Miniature Museum
Edifici Coma - Ordino
Tel.: (+376) 838.338

Postal Museum


The Museu Postal shows the postal history of Andorra through an exhibition of postage stamps and related objects. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and 3 pm to 6.30 pm; Sundays and public holidays, 10 am to 2 pm. Entrance: 2.40 euros.

Postal Museum
Borda del Raser - Ordino
Tel.: (+376) 839.660
Romanesque Art Model Museum

The Museu de Maquetes d'Art Romanic displays an exhibition of 30 reduced scale stone and wood models of Romanesque churches, the most important monuments in Andorra.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.
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Romanesque Art Model Museum
Avinguda del Pessebre, 16 - Escaldes
Tel.: (+376) 861.506

Rull House Museum

The Museu Casa Rull is a typical Andorran family building, originally from the 17th century, but heavily restored at the end of the 19th century, after a fire that almost destroyed it. It was one of the most oppulent homes in the parish of La Massana, and yet it features no big luxuries. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and 3 pm to 6.30 pm; Sundays and public holidays, 10 am to 2 pm. Entrance: 2 euros.

Russian Dolls Museum

The Museu de Nines Russes features a collection of 200 Russian "matrioshka" dolls on display in three different exhibition rooms, and two audiovisual presentations, one on the making of the dolls and another on the evolution of the feminine condition. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 1 pm and 3.30 pm to 7 pm; Sundays, 9.30 am to 1 pm. Entrance: 2 euros.

Russian Dolls Museum

Avinguda de les Escoles, 20 - Escaldes
Tel.: (+376) 828.496
St. George Iconographic Museum

The Museu Iconografic de Sant Jordi i del Cristianisme presents a valuable private collection of around one hundred orthodox religious art works from Ukraine, Russia, Greece and Bulgaria, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a specialized library and audiovisual documentaries on the main temples of the ortodox church. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 7 pm; Sundays and public holidays, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Entrance: 4 euros.

St. George Iconographic Museum
Ordino
Tel.: (+376) 838.338