Almost invisible between France and Spain, tiny Andorra contains some of the most dramatic scenery in the Pyrenees. Rugged and mountainous, it boasts good hiking and some decent skiing away from the over development and industry that dominate the main towns.
The capital, Andorra la Vella, is the commercial centre and is focused on its duty free status, with shopping mall architecture the main feature. Adjacent to the capital is Escaldes-Engordany, a spa town that also has a number of examples of Romanesque architecture.
The best reason to visit is to discover the mountains though; hike in the hamlet of Llorts, ski at Pas de la Casa-Grau Roig and Soldeu-El Tarter or try cross-country skiing at La Rabassa. Climb canyons, tackle via ferrata and enjoy adventure activities at Canillo. Afterwards, retreat to Caldea, an enormous complex of pools, hot tubs and saunas fed by thermal springs to relax.