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Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, or Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror, is a glacial valley in Andorra. In 2004, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the first and only for Andorra - not so much for its natural significance, but rather because it provides a glimpse at how people has made use of the resources of the high Pyrenees range. An ancient communal system has been in place to manage the land for the past 700 years.

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley covers an area of 4,247 hectares, which is 9% of the total area of Andorra.

What to See in Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley has high pastures and craggy cliffs. The valleys are forested. There are mountain ranges to the south, east and west. On the north is an escarpment that drops away into the Valira valley.


Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, Andorra
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, Andorra
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Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, Andorra
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House in Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N42 29 41 E1 35 44
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: V

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Visiting this Site

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Andorra La Vella, the capital. You should get your hotel there to help you make the arrangement for visiting Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, or select the appropriate tour package when you got there. The following is a list of hotels in Andorra La Vella with details and online booking facilties. You can also view a full list of hotels in Andorra la Vella here.

Getting there

Madriu-Perafita-Claror Vally is to the south and east of Andorra La Vella. Best to reach it by own vehicle.

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