UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Andorra

Posted: November 28, 2014    Categories:

Only one site made it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Andorra. It is a cultural site added in 2004.

  • Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley (2004)

Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley (2004)

unesco world heritage sites in andorra

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Andorra for its cultural importance. This glacial valley measures about 9% of the total land area of the country. This glacial valley also serves as the largest watershed basin in Andorra. The isolated valley is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004 because it serves as haven for many endangered wildlife species in Andorra. The valley is also underdeveloped and has retained the essence of the valley being the “spiritual heart” of the country.

Aside from the glacial landscape, you will find steep wooded valleys, high pastures and cliffs in the area. It is bounded by mountain ridges from all four sides. There are also many dwellings in the valley.