SANCTUARY OF MERITXELL

SANCTUARY OF MERITXELL

‘Minor Basilica’, title granted by Pope Francis

SANCTUARY OF MERITXELL

Spiritual heart of an entire country

OUR LADY OF MERITXELL

OUR LADY OF MERITXELL

Patron saint of the Principality of Andorra

OUR LADY OF MERITXELL

Light that guides the way

PRIVILEDGED NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

PRIVILEDGED NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Fusion of Faith and Nature

PRIVILEDGED NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

An invitation to prayer & meditation

THE OLD SANCTUARY

THE OLD SANCTUARY

Witness of a tradition

THE OLD SANCTUARY

Germ of the devotion of an entire country

FAITH, IDENTITY & CULTURE

FAITH, IDENTITY & CULTURE

Heart of the Andorran religiosity

FAITH, IDENTITY & CULTURE

Symbol of unity

PEACEFUL SPACE

PEACEFUL SPACE

Mountain, meadows, snow,... light

PEACEFUL SPACE

Symbolism takes over in Meritxell

SANCTUARIES BROTHERS

SANCTUARIES BROTHERS

Ruta Mariana

SANCTUARIES BROTHERS

An itinerary of international interest

UNVEIL THE COUNTRY

UNVEIL THE COUNTRY

Many treasures surrounding Meritxell

UNVEIL THE COUNTRY

Enhance the experience

AINA project

AINA project

AINA , 'Año Internacional del Niño de Andorra', (International Year of the Child in Andorra), began in 1979 to take over the social service every sanctuary has to develop. Nowadays the project is consolidated. The AINA concept is joyful, social and educational. It is directed mainly to Andorran children and youngster

Meritxell in the Ruta Mariana

Meritxell in the Ruta Mariana

The Sanctuary of Meritxell is part of Ruta Mariana, a route composed by five sanctuaries, important centers of Marian devotion: El Pilar (Zaragoza), Torreciudad (Huesca), Lourdes (France), Montserrat (Barcelona) and Meritxell itself (Principality of Andorra). It is an international destination of faith and cultura.)

July 2017

More than a sanctuary


Meritxell is a space of peace and contemplation. Pilgrims, in communion with nature, pay their respects to the Patron Saint of Andorra. The faith, identity and culture of the Andorran people made Meritxell the spiritual heart of the country

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Faith

Faith

Faith and legend melted many centuries ago. Together, they gave birth to the devotion to the Virgin of Meritxell. A story of unconditional love of the Andorrans made possible what today is a reality.

Identity

Identity

The history of Andorra cannot be explained unless it goes hand in hand with the Virgin of Meritxell. The people cannot be understood without their virgin and vice versa. Meritxell has forged the identity of its inhabitants

Culture

Culture

The Principality pays its respects to its origins, not only through the sanctuary, but also trough the surrounding treasures. The Romanesque churches are an invitation to get submerged in its culture

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