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Casa de la Vall is an authentic house in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. It is the base camp of the General Council of Andorra. It lies just toward the southwest of the Andorra National Library. It is a legacy property enrolled in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra. It was worked in 1580 as an estate and tower resistance by the Busquets family. In 1702 it was obtained by the Consell de la Terra. The floor of the building is rectangular and has two stories. An old pigeon-formed pinnacle remains in a corner. In the greenery enclosures of the building is the figure, planned by Francesc Viladomat, La Danse.
Historical trip at Casa de la Vall
On a rectangular arrangement, the fundamental development from stone, bound with a lime and sand mortar, and the edge rooftop is of slate. The inside is spread out in three long areas, which can, in any case, be acknowledged regardless of the progressions. The primary entryway holds the stone voussoirs. Both these highlights, the embrasures, and the pinnacle were for the safeguard of the house. The principal changes were the expulsion of the outside putting, the re-association of windows and shades, expanding the overhang of the slate rooftop and the expansion of an embrasure on the key façade to give it symmetry. Inside, the staircase was changed and, most critical of every one of them, an appropriate gathering room was made.
The ground floor is for the organization of equity with the court. On the primary floor, the fundamental floor of the family home, is the Council Chamber, a house of prayer devoted to St. Ermengol and the 'wardrobe of the seven keys' which are put away verifiable records, for example, the Manual Digest and Polar Andorrà. The bureau has a bolt for every one of the areas of Andorra. The second floor housed, until the start of the nineties, the Postal Museum of Andorra, which was destroyed to give meeting space to Comissió Tripartite, accountable for drafting the Constitution of Andorra in 1993. At the entryway of the house is the Busquets family peak alongside the escutcheon of Andorra.
Outwardly, you'll locate a square where you can take in the dovecote and façades of the working, with conventional lime and sandstone mortar. The gabled housetop is produced using a slate and the primary passage has rock cornerstones. The square additionally includes late figures portraying the absolute most imperative scenes ever of, for example, the marking of thePariatgeor the protected choice of 1993. The primary façade portrays the emblem of the Busquets family and the conventional crest of the Principality, with the motto: 'Virtus, Unita, Fortior' (United virtue is stronger).
How to Get Tickets?
There are two types of entrance tickets at Casa de la Vall. The standard tickets are €5 and the concessions tickets are €2.50 (groups of 10 or more, collaborating entities and companies, foreign students, over 65s). Casa de la Vall also provides free tickets for national schools and students, social services, disabled people, registered job seekers, Youth Card holders, under 10 years old, members of ICOM and ICOMOS, Tarja Magna card, and all Andorran citizens on the first and third Saturday of every month throughout the year.
How To Get Around?
To get around and have a tour of the Casa de la Vall is best to go by foot. After paying tickets you will experience the exhibitions, the collections and also the architecture provided there.
What Should I Wear?
There are no fixed dress codes to have a tour on the Casa de la Vall, just wear something comfortable for your tour here. It is very recommended to have a tour with comfortable shoes or flip-flops.
Best Time to Visit
There are few opening and closing times that you should consider when having a tour at Casa de la Vall. May until October the house opens at 10:00 until 14:00 & 15:00 until 18:00, closed on Sunday afternoons and Mondays. From November until April it opens at 10:00 until 14:00 & 15:00 until 18:00, closed on Sundays and Mondays. Every January 5 the museum opens at 10:00 – 14:00. Museum closed at January 1 & 6 /March 14 / September 8 / November 1/ December 25 & 26.
Will I Need a Guide?
It is okay to go have a tour at Casa de la Vall without a guide. To learn about the history of every collection and exhibition, the museum also provides package tickets with a private guide that you can take here for your tour at Casa de la Vall.
How To Get There?
Casa de la Vall is located in Carrer de la Vall - AD 500 Andorra la Vella. It is very easy to get here by car, public transportation and also by cab.
To visit Casa de Vall, you'll need to buy a ticket for €5 (get 50% off discount with Passmuseu) in the building's reception. The tour is guided. You'll need to book ahead by telephone or email. Given the age of the building, its structure is not equipped for people with reduced mobility.