Casa d'Areny-Plandolit is one of the most emblematic museums in the country. The manor house dates from the 17thcentury, but most of the structures of the building are from the middle of the 19thcentury, a time of economic boom for the family thanks to the figure of Don Guillem d'Areny-Plandolit, third baron of Senaller and Gramenet. The dining rooms, the noble hall, the music room, the defence elements, the cellars, the library or the chapel reflect the differences with the rest of Andorran society.

 

The house was inhabited until the 1950s , and in 1972 it was bought by the Consell General, General Council, to become a museum, which opened in 1984. The house is part of the Rural Habitat Itinerary.

 

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Carrer Major, s/n

AD300 Ordino

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Casa d'Areny-Plandolit:

Tel. (+376) 836 908

 

Booking central:

Tel. (+376) 839 760

museusandorra@gmail.com

Tuesday to saturday: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. Sunday afternoons and Monday, closed.

 

The museum opens from 10 am. to 2 pm.: January 5th/ December 24th  and 31st .

 

The museum closes: January 1st and 6th/ March 14th / May 1st / September 8th/ December 25th  and 26th.

Normal: 5 €

 

Reduced: € 2.5 (groups of more than 10 people, collaborating entities and societies, foreign students and those over 65)

 

Free admission: for national schools and students, social services, people with disabilities, people registered with the Employment Service, holders of the Carnet Jove, children under 10, members of ICOM and ICOMOS, holders of the targeta magna, Club Piotel's members, their parents and siblings, parents and  and all the citizens of the Principality on the first and third Saturday of each month throughout the year

 

Guided tour: with prior reservation and a supplement of € 1.5 per person.

 

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The accessibility of the museum is not adapted for people with reduced mobility.


 

Guided tours.

 

Free visit with audio-guide.

 

Approximate duration: 60 minutes.

 

Groups of maximum 25 people.

 

Advance booking essential.

 

School Workshops.

 

Museum’s Shop.

L6 Ordino

Discover the Museum Casa d’Areny-Plandolit

The second floor

The rooms of the children and the service were on the second floor of the house, although currently, in the distributor space, there are showcases with documentation of the time and the family (obituaries, engravings, business cards and books) and models of different monuments of Andorra. As the main room of the garret has been completely restored, its old function is kept unknown.

The dentist consulting room

We can also visit a reproduction of the dentist consulting room by Pau-Xavier d'Areny-Plandolit. The doctor's consulting room is a recreation of the one he had in Encamp, with the medical equipment, the chair for the patients, his graduation class photograph... Pau-Xavier was also very interested in taxidermy and began collecting stuffed animals. In his museum there were pets, European and exotic species, as well as a collection of plants and minerals.

The darkroom

Another room is the reproduction of the darkroom, where we find his set of photographic tools that was used in the early twentieth century. Pau-Xavier d'Areny-Plandolit was passionate about photography and together with his son Ramon d'Areny-Plandolit i Gassó made an important photographic collection, which is made up of about 4,000 negatives. The collection is part of the National Archives, since negatives are a very important visual testimony of life in Andorra between 1920 and 1945.

Guillem (1872-1933?), brother of Pau-Xavier, was also passionate about photography. Its extensive collection is preserved in Alt Urgell, although the National Archive has a few hundred Andorran-themed negatives that can be access online.

The children’s room

Finally, the Children's room and the Toys' room are another demonstration of the family's economic power, as children at the time had no toys or the few they had were homemade. 

La cambra fosca
General view ot the bathroom

It had a sink, a bath with a shower and a bidet.

General view of the guests room

The room has its own en-suit bathroom. 

Detail of the dentist consulting room
General view of the dentist consulting room
Inner dovecote

In a corner of the walls of the rooms corridor we can see the holes of an old inner dovecote. The main dovecote is a tower and is located outside the house. 

Inner dovecote

Breading pidgins was a common habit to feed the family and they also used the pigeon excrement as fertiliser for the fields.

Detail of the dovecote
l'habitació de la canalla
The guests room

From this large central space you can access several chambers. In the guest room, with a full bathroom, we can check the evolution of the bathrooms there with the different bathtubs.

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