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Andorra la Vella Shopping: 6 reviews and 7 photos

by matcrazy1

Driving to Andorra in 1994 I was attacked by numerous advertisings which reminded me many times that Andorra was a tax free area. Indeed, it is currently a prosperous country mainly because of tourism and its status as a tax haven. Andorra is not a full member of the European Union, but enjoys a special relationship with it, such as being treated as an EU member for trade in manufactured goods (no tariffs) and as a non-EU member for agricultural products. Andorra has no own currency. It uses euros.

In Andorra la Vella there are hundreds "tax free shops" which offers the same staff in each, especially along main street called Avinguda Meritxell.

What to buy: Electronics, watches as well as customary high taxed in Europe booze, cigarettes and parfums (add gas/petrol) are offered in many tax free shops. Urszula found some great looking shoes and surely her most wanted caps/huts - all expensive.

What to pay: Tax free shops offer goods often at the same price as in France or Spain. Well, as I was told, electronics and first of all booze is still less expensive than in neigbouring Spain and France.

Address: Avinguda Meritxell, Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 29, 2006
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