10 Things to Do in Canillo That You Shouldn't Miss

December 11, 2017 Alida England

Canillo (Catalan pronunciation: [kəˈniʎu], locally [kaˈniʎo]) is one of the parishes of Andorra. Canillo is also the name of the main town of the parish. Canillo has a gondola link to the main ski resort of Grandvalira.
Restaurants in Canillo

1. Sant Joan de Caselles

2 Ctra. General, Canillo AD100, Andorra +376 851 434
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Sant Joan de Caselles

The building dates from the 11th-12th century and follows the architectural style of other Andorran Romanesque churches: it has a rectangular single nave with wooden ceiling, a semi-circular apse andLombard-style belfry. It conserves two archways probably built in the16th and 17th centuries.The interior has remains of a 12th century Romanesque stucco crucifix surrounded by a mural showing the crucifixion with Longinus andStephanon accompanied by the Sun and Moon. Behind the altar grillis a highly artistic 16th century altarpiece showing Italian and German Renaissance influence with scenes from the life and martyrdomof Saint John, author of the book of Revelations and patron saint ofthe church.

Reviewed By Diana B - Iasi, Romania

I definitely recommend visiting this 12th century church, which is a precious little gem on the way to Andorra la Vella, in Canillo (Andorra). It was closed when we stopped by, but still we could see it from outside, and we stayed a while on the porch, feeling the quietness and the intimacy of this ancient place.

2. Mirador del Collet de Montaup

Carretera del coll d'Ordino, Canillo AD100, Andorra
Excellent
74%
Good
25%
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Mirador del Collet de Montaup

Reviewed By Sallepenche - St Germain Des Pres

Having read about this attraction it became a must visit place. Just to walk out, from the safety of the mountain side into a projecting platform and looking through the glass floor (in parts) to the village below, was quite an experience. A must visit place.

3. Santuario de Meritxell

Carrer de Meritxell, Meritxell, Canillo AD100, Andorra +376 851 253
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
21%
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4 based on 254 reviews

Santuario de Meritxell

Reviewed By Doctorfancy - Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Interesting history about the church. Although I couldn't understand it because it was written in Catalan. Lovely place but not much there. It's not easy to get to on public transport, however it's free to look around. You can walk from here to Canillo from the back of the church, in understand its a lovely 2-3 hour walk. There's no direct walk on the main road.

4. Via Ferrata Roc del Quer

Coll d'Ordino, Canillo AD100, Andorra
Excellent
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5 based on 33 reviews

Via Ferrata Roc del Quer

Reviewed By John T - Shanghai, China

Not one for the gain hearted as the exposure in the centre section is quite exciting. The route is simple to follow and very varied. You do need to be in reasonable condition as there are some quite tough pull ups in places. Climbing gear can be hired in the climbing shop in Canillo. The shop staff can also advise on routes - the tourist centre told me this route was closed.

5. Museo de la Moto

s/n Mirador de Canillo | al costat de St. Joan de Caselles, Canillo AD100, Andorra +376 853 444
Excellent
57%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Museo de la Moto

Reviewed By Keith R - Hong Kong, China

This little gem of a motorcycle museum is hidden underneath the carpark for the church of St Joan de Casalles, and is fairly well signposted from the main road. Go down the stairs into the museum and the staff are very friendly, happily looking after helmet and rucksack if you're thus encumbered.
The museum itself if full of an eclectic mix of motorcycles from the 1900's to the 80's, some beautifully restored and some in nice original condition. From the 20's BSA "Round Tank", via some beautiful European models to the Vincent Black Shadow and then the Z1300 with King n' Queen seat, there's something for everyone here! My personal favorite had to be the 50's Velocette police bike with a fairing the size of a barn door and a thermos flask hidden behind it.
There is also an extensive display of trials bikes from different eras, and some cool 50's scooters.
As you drive through Andorra, even if you're not a motorcycle enthusiast, you really should stop off here for half an hour or so...

6. Palau de Gel

Ctra. General, Canillo AD100, Andorra +376 800 840
Excellent
30%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 85 reviews

Palau de Gel

Ice skating rink, curling matches, hockey games, Ice-karting for adults and children, skating classes. - Indoor pool, kayak polo matches, water polo matches. - Gym with guided classes - RESTAURANT - Auditorium and modular rooms

Reviewed By John T - Shanghai, China

We got a free pass to the Palau de Gel through our hotel. The rink was great and having Karting on ice was something very new. Even my 6 year old got her mini go kart to drive one night. The pool is also great plus a gym, bar, restaurant and even a kids play area, both indoors and out.

7. Camino del Toll Bullidor

Meritxell, Canillo AD100, Andorra
Excellent
28%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
38%
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4 based on 38 reviews

Camino del Toll Bullidor

Reviewed By barcaranger - Andorra la Vella, Andorra

i really lovely walk with excellent views along the side of a river. it ends with an amazing viewing platform over a waterfall. A really short but beautiful walk with easy parking. only issue is getting in off the really fast road. highly recommended

8. Iglesia de San Serni de Canillo

Placeta de Sant Serni, Canillo AD100, Andorra +376 753 600
Excellent
47%
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4 based on 32 reviews

Iglesia de San Serni de Canillo

Reviewed By Carlos O - Betanzos, Spain

Nice little town which is really worth a visit. Nice prices and lovely scenery and added to all this, the mountainscape which is really nice.

9. Coma de Ransol

Coma de Ransol, Canillo AD100, Andorra
Excellent
90%
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10%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Coma de Ransol

Reviewed By Nuria M - Barcelona, Spain

Nice area with some picnic tables, a Fountain and 4 bbq pits. Be aware in summer they may be precinted... And only a couple of tables get some shade at lunch time... It can be very hot there! But you can refresh in the river nearby, cold water even better for your feet if you decide to hike up the lakes up the Mountains!

10. Cascade de Moles

Canillo AD100, Andorra
Excellent
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Good
72%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Cascade de Moles

Reviewed By AlpineOwls - Wiltshire, United Kingdom

This waterfall is located on the main road between Canillo and Soldeu. It is easy to access as there is plenty of free parking at the base and there are steps to the side to climb to view it further up. There is also a lovely viewing area at the base if you don't want to climb the steps. Worth a quick stop if driving past.

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