A World of Glass: Caldea, Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Caldea is the largest mountain spa leisure centre in Europe. In an unmistakable building in the center of the town, invites you to discover the pleasures and benefits of the spa water of Escaldes-Engordany in caring for your body, recovering your balance and regenerating yourself with no effort. Everything without any therapeutic purpose.
Parc de la Mola, 10
Escaldes-Engordany – AD700
Tel.(+376) 800 999 – (+34) 902 932 025
Fax:(+376) 869 693
Escaldes-Engordany (Catalan pronunciation: [əsˈkaɫdəz əŋɡurˈðaɲ], locally: [asˈkaɫdez aŋɡoɾˈðaɲ]) is one of the parishes of Andorra. The parish is composed of the areas of les Escaldes, Engordany, Els Vilars d’Engordany, Engolasters, and El Fener. As of 2011 it has a population of 14,395.
Notable events include the town’s annual jazz festival.
Andorra (i/ænˈdɔrə/; Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈdorə], locally: [anˈdɔra]), officially the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d’Andorra), also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, (Catalan: Principat de les Valls d’Andorra), is a small landlocked country in southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe having an area of 468 km2 (181 sq mi) and an estimated population of 84,082 in 2009.
Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 meters (3,356 ft) above sea level.
The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.
The Principality was formed in 1278. The role of monarch is exercised jointly by the two co-princes, the Catalan Bishop of Urgell and the President of France (the whole state is a part of Diocese of Urgell).
Andorra is a prosperous country mainly because of its tourism industry, which services an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually, and also because of its status as a tax haven. It is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is the de facto currency.
The people of Andorra have the 4th highest human life expectancy in the world — 82 years at birth.