Meritxell epitomizes the story of the Andorran people’s devotion to their patron saint, Our Lady of Meritxell. The old chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary burnt down in 1972, along with the image of the Mother of God. The new Sanctuary, inaugurated in 1976, was commissioned to Ricard Bofill. The old Romanesque church was rebuilt in 1994 and transformed into a space for the collective memory of the people of Andorra.
Since the year 2014, the Sanctuary is part of the Marian Route, a cultural and religious itinerary across the main Marian temples of France, Spain and Andorra: El Pilar, Torreciudad, Lourdes, Meritxell and Montserrat.
Daily hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Sunday afternoon and Tuesday.
Guided tours from July to August: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The sanctuary is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: January 5th
The sanctuary closes: January 1st and 6th / February 25th / March 14th / May 1st / June 10th / December 25th and 26th.
The Sanctuary may modify its opening hours due to religious services.
The sanctuary is adapted for people with limited mobility.
Free guided tours throughout July and August.
Unaccompanied nature itinerary to the oratories of Meritxell and the town of Prats.
L4 Pas de la Casa + Ctra. de Meritxell / CS-230 (800 metres)