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Ordino [1] is the northernmost parish (administrative division) and town N of the capital of Andorra between Andorra La Vella and France. It has the fewest inhabitants of all Andorran parishes but covers almost the largest area.

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Take route CG3 northwards over La Masana. Continuing on this road, Ordino lies some 3km further north and some 9km north of Andorra La Vella.

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Church of Sant Corneli and Sant Cebrià, Town Square. Hours: From July to August: every day, from 10AM to 1PM and from 3PM to 7PM. The rest of the year only at mass hours. A parish church, built initially during medieval times and changed between the 17th and the 19th centuries. It is in the town square.

The Ordino Main square: attached to a wall there is an iron ring that was formerly used to fasten offenders for public exposure. Very recommendable: a walk through the village.

Church of Sant Martí, La Cortinada town, Phone +376 844 141. Hours: From July to August: every day, from 10AM to 1PM and from 3PM to 7PM. The rest of the year only at mass hours. Romanesque church. The collection of wall paintings are, with those of Sant Serni de Nagol are the most interesting ones in Andorra.

Mill wheel of Mas d’en Solé and Sawmill of Cal Pal, Phone +376 737 080. Jun-Oct: Tu-Sa from 9:30-1:30PM, 3:30PM-6:30PM; Su, holidays from 10AM-2PM (The rest of the year by reservation only.) Restored 17th century industrial installations. The sawmill is a device for cutting trunks up into planks. Both were privately owned and worked by using hydraulic force. They are in La Cortinada village, 2 km from Ordino. Building with a guide service. Standard price: 2,40€. Free-guided tour.

Church of Sant Cerni: dated from the end of the 17th century. It is in Llorts town. Opening hours: Only at mass hours.

Llorts village: interesting sights: the town square, the church and an iron mine from the 19th century (it is in the way out of Llorts in the direction of El Serrat).


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Because Ordino has a northeast / northwest location the quality and quantity of snow is good.

A little like Arinsal, Ordino has year round residents and is not purely a ski resort like Soldeu and Pas de la Casa, so if you are going skiing for the first time this could be a good place to choose as there are alternatives to skiing closeby in case you decide you don’t like skiing or snowboarding.

Ordino has a very good sports centre for example.

Ordino also has good transport connections to the capital Andorra La Vella, with the department stores and duty free shopping.

Ordino and Arinsal both have good child care facilities.

Ordino is good for novice, intermediate and advanced skiers, who might be interested in the over 10km of cross-country trails.


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  • Hotel Casa Vella, (+376) 801 100.
  • Hotel Santa Barbara, (+376) 837 100.
  • Hotel Arans, (+376) 835 311.

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