CULTURE OF ANDORRA

A prominent feature in Andorra's culture is the Romanesque art found in the principality's valleys.

There are more than 50 Romanesque churches in Andorra.

There are also a number of museums, The National Museums of Andorra.

Literature also stands out in in Andorra's culture. Some of its writers are Albert Salvado, Antoni Morell and Joan Peruga.

In music the International Jazz Festival is celebrated during the month of June and during September the Ordino Clasical Music Festival.

The most valued and recognized asset of the culture of Andorra is the legacy of Romanic art. Romanic art is the national art of Andorra. In this country, there are more than fifty churches classed as Romanic. However, all the museums of Andorra are not Romanic. A collection of museums, some of them National Museums and some private, safeguard the history of Andorra.

Literature occupies an important position in Andorra culture. Some of the famous writers of this country are Albert Salvado, Antoni Morell and Joan Peruga. Andorran culture is Catalan in essence. In other words, the culture of Andorra has made a significant and easily identifiable contribution to the conglomerate of Catalan culture. Two writers famous in Catalonia and the region, Michele Gazier and Ramon Villero are from Andorra.

 

Music has also influenced the culture of Andorra. The International Jazz Festival is celebrated during the month of June in Andorra. The Ordino Classical Music Festival is celebrated during September. These are two of the most popular festivals in Andorra.

The official and historic language of Andorra is Catalan. Some other languages that are spoken in this country are Spanish and French. These languages that have entered Andorra as a result of immigration, historical links and close geographic proximity, have influenced the culture of Andorra greatly.

Andorra's long history has provided it with a rich folklore and an abundance of folk tales. The roots of these stories originated from as far as Andalusia in the south and the Netherlands in the north. This has aided the religion in Andorra in the long run. There is mainly one religion in this country.

The culture of Andorra is therefore rich and varied. Notice the several manifestations of this culture during your tours to this nation.