UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Andorra

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)

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.

Gary Arndt
Gary Arndt

Gary began traveling the world in 2007. His travels have taken him to over 200 countries and territories and 400 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

He is a 3x Lowell Thomas Award winner and a 3x North American Travel Photographer of the Year.