The 10 Best Things to Do in El Serrat, Andorra

July 29, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

El Serrat (Catalan pronunciation: [əɫ səˈrat], locally [eɫ seˈrat]) is a mountain village in the parish of Ordino, Andorra. It is at an elevation of 1,540 metres (5,100 ft). It is a popular destination for skiers.
Restaurants in El Serrat

1. Lagos de Tristania

El Serrat, Andorra
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
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1%
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5 based on 180 reviews

Lagos de Tristania

Reviewed By scottplume - Perth, Australia

We crossed the pass from France into Andorre and passed these lakes on our way down to El Serrat. These lakes are a great place to relax on a hot day and for the adventurous it's a great place for a swim. To make a circle from Arcalis it might take a good few hours but certainly worth it. All the trails are marked with sign posts and its very easy to find your way around.

2. Tristaina Lake Trail

La Coma | Nr. Vallnort Ski Resort, Arcalis, Arinsal AD400, Andorra
Excellent
75%
Good
24%
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Tristaina Lake Trail

Reviewed By hongching - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

We decided to drive to another city, Ordino from Soldeu (where we checked in) in order to avoid the Tour de France that took place on that day. There are two options to get onto the lakes, one from the ski station area, and another one which is about 100m down the road. We took the latter option to avoid the 'crowd' but ended up this is the much steeper trail despite shorter, which I would not recommend for those with children. Nonetheless, the views on the top which 3 lakes with cascading streams are just amazing. Highly recommended!

3. Mirador del Roc del Quer

Hill of Montaup, Carretera CS340, Kilometro 6.5 km, Ordino, Andorra
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
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5 based on 95 reviews

Mirador del Roc del Quer

Reviewed By AlpineOwls - Wiltshire, United Kingdom

We saw this from Canillo so had to get to the top and walk out to this viewing platform. Plenty of parking (free as we found most of Andorra to be) and then we walked out to this amazing viewing point and discovered this was also totally free! A must if you ate in the area. You will find it if you drive along the pass from Ordino to Canillo.

4. Sant Joan de Caselles

2 Ctra. General, Canillo AD100, Andorra +376 851 434
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
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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.

5. Santuario de Meritxell

Carrer de Meritxell, Meritxell, Canillo AD100, Andorra +376 851 253
Excellent
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42%
Satisfactory
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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.

6. Sant Marti de La Cortinada

La Cortinada, La Cortinada AD300, Andorra +376 878 173
Excellent
35%
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48%
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4 based on 28 reviews

Sant Marti de La Cortinada

Open from 15 July to 15 September. A 12th century Romanesque church with additions from the 17th and18th centuries. It preserves mural paintings by the masterartist of La Cortinada from the end of the 12th century.The church was extended in the Baroque period: the direction of thenave was changed and the new high altar was decorated with a 17thcentury polychrome wood altarpiece dedicated to the church's patronsaint. The side chapels also house Baroque altarpieces dedicated tothe Virgin Mary, Saint Anthony the Great and Our Lady of the Roses.The wrought iron rails, 17th century wooden furniture and the carillonor confessional box are other important features of the church. Othercivil architecture features to be seen near the church include the CalPal millstone and sawmill - an example of small traditional industry and the ancestral seat of Cal Pal with its unique white dovecot.

Reviewed By TheGlacierist - Windsor, Canada

This church combines history and scenery. The valley in which it is located is very scenic, but its best asset is its history and significance. It dates back to the thirteenth century and in fact a portion of the old church is still intact. The rest was built in later eras. It is so revered by Andorrans that many weddings are held in it to this date.

7. Engolasters Lake-Les Pardines Path

Carrer d' Engolasters, Encamp AD200, Andorra
Excellent
52%
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39%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Engolasters Lake-Les Pardines Path

Reviewed By VeryHungryWalker - Faringdon, United Kingdom

An easy walk for those of most abilities. Walked with a very determined and fit 82 year old who made it up, beyond and back down. Nice and shady in the heat but you lose the views. Several restaurants around the lake make a lovely welcome respite.

8. Soldeu - El Tarter

Soldeu, Andorra
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 400 reviews

Soldeu - El Tarter

A popular ski resort with basic accommodations and an excellent ski school.

Reviewed By Andy M - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Our sixth year in a row to this fantastic resort. The ski area which is known as Grandvilara is superb, the conditions we have just had Jan 2018, were brilliant. I would recommend Soldeu to anyone thinking of a ski holiday there is ample levels for everyone, beginners through to advanced. A great place.

9. Grandvalira Ski Resort

68 Av. Carlemany | Illa Carlemany Offices, Bureau 401, Andorra la Vella AD500, Andorra +376 891 818
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Grandvalira Ski Resort

The largest ski area in the Pyrenees (210km of runs)

Reviewed By jt2703 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Just back from Soldeu & the pistes here are fantastic, long & wide..perfect for us snowboarders but also for our friends that are skiers.
There are ski lockers here just before you get the gondola so no need for carrying all your kit. They cost 55 euros for 6 days but hold up to 5 lots of boards/skis/boots.
I would definitely recommend this resort, don't let the 3 hour transfer from Barcelona put you off!

10. Mirador del Collet de Montaup

Carretera del coll d'Ordino, Canillo AD100, Andorra
Excellent
74%
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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.

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