Sant Julia

A Street in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
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The parish of Sant Julia de Loria is located in between Andorra and Spain, just about 7km south of Andorra’s capital. Sant Julia de Loria is an industrial parish with many tobacco factories throughout the town. Like all the parishes in Andorra, Sant Julia de Loria has its fair share of Romanesque churches dating back from the Middle Ages. Another important tourist spot in the parish is the Reig Factory, once a tobacco factory that has been turned into a museum.

• Sant Serni de Nagol – Lies just outside the village of Nagol. This Romanesque church is said to have been constructed in the 11th century. During July and August there are free guided tours. During these months the church is open to the public every day at 10am to 1pm and again at 3pm to 6pm. During the rest of the year, it is only open during mass hours.
• Sanctuary of Canòlic – A very famous Romanesque church that dates as far back as the 13th century. An annual pilgrimage is held in this church during the last Saturday of May. People from all over Andorra and the rest of the world gather for the event. If you want to take part in the pilgrimage, you must make reservations.
• The Museu del Tabac – An old tobacco museum that used to be a tobacco factory; the Reig factory. It closed down in 1957 but was reconstructed and reopened in 1909 as a museum that documented the history of the tobacco industry in Andorra.

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