Les Escaldes

Bridge in Pont d’Escaldes, Andorra
Photo by: pastilletes , Creative Commons

Les Escaldes is part of the Escaldes-Engordany parish located near the capital, Andorra La Vella. It is the home to over 17,000 people and is the second most populated place in the country. The name of the area came from the fact that there are so many sulfur rich hot springs scattered around in Les Escaldes. Like most towns and villages in Andorra, Les Escaldes is the vacation destination for people into winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing. Due to the location of Les Escaldes, snow is available year round.

Aside from the 2,500 meter high pistes, there are many other destinations and activities in Les Escaldes. The place is known for its hot springs that are highly sulfuric and it is one of the major tourist attractions in Les Escaldes. You can soak in the many different spas that have access to the hot springs. Soaking in sulfur hot springs has many therapeutic benefits such as treating mild skin diseases and rheumatism. If you want to relax after an exhilarating day at the ski resort, head to the nearest sulfur hot spring you can find.

Les Escaldes is also known for its annual jazz festival during the month of June. The whole parish comes alive with music from famous jazz artists like Miles Davis. Performers also include different jazz bands and artists from all over the world. If you love jazz music, time your vacation during June so you can experience the International Jazz Festival of Les Escaldes.

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