The World Champions Museum
The racer Jorge Lorenzo opens his collection of unique F1 and Motorcycling World Champions pieces to the public.
As well as a racer, Jorge Lorenzo is a great collector who over the years has gathered a fantastic collection of unique pieces on F1 and Motorcycling world champions.
If you love motorsport on two or four wheels, you can’t miss the World Champions Museum: 27 pieces belonging to 32 champions of the whole history of F1: drivers of the like of Jim Clark, Gilles Villeneuve, Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
And also suits and helmets of 16 of the 26 Champions of MotoGP and the former 500cc: legendary riders like Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Freddie Spencer, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Mick Doohan and Àlex Crivillé. And from MotoGP, pieces from Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez, amongst others.
The World Champions Museum goes further. It is a multi-space that also gives you the chance to experience the sensation of driving a F1 or riding a MotoGP bike in the simulators, or watching the races on giant screens; in the evening you can have something to eat and drink to the sound of music and DJs in the thematic restaurant.
The whole thing is complemented by a merchandising store with exclusive items.
The National Archives of Andorra
The National Archives of Andorra was established in 1975. The archives were created by all of the government bodies responsible for the custody of official documents.
La Casa de la Vall
History, beauty, political importance. There are lots of reasons that make Casa de la Vall one of the most symbolic monuments in Andorra, if not the most. It’s located in the heart of the old town of Andorra la Vella and can be visited. Here’s description of the most important parts of its history, as well as the most interesting parts of its interior and exterior.
The Church of Saint Esteve
The Church of Sant Esteve stands in the old quarter of Andorra la Vella alongside the parliament building.
It is Romanesque in origin (12th century) and was considerably modified in the 20th century. From Romanesque times we are given the semi-circular apse, the largest in the principality and which represented the Romanesque mural paintings now spread between the Catalonia National Art Museum and two private collections. The Marriage of Cana, the image of a winged bull and Christ before Pilate are some of the fragments of the pictorial complex preserved in the Catalonia National Art Museum.
Inside the temple there is a multi-coloured wooden beam from the same period and two baroque altarpieces. Of particular note too is the Painting of the Souls from the 18th century. Outside we can see the semi-circular apse preserving its original Lombardian decoration, and the bell tower and Romanesque tower. The restoration made in 1940 by the modernist architect Josep Puig and Cadafalch focused on remodelling the bell tower and the present side entrance.
The old quarter of Andorra la Vella
In the old quarter of Andorra la Vella you’ll discover monuments full of history and brimming with charm.
In the centre of Andorra la Vella you’ll also come across other historical buildings, such as Casa Guillemó, a house in Plaça Príncep Benlloch, very close to the church of Sant Esteve. You’ll also see several samples of granite architecture from the first half of the 20th century, such as Casa Felipó, next to the Pyrénées department store, and the old Vilanova clinic in Plaça Rebés.