1-4 Aprile 2020 – Andorra
Legend has it that Charlemagne founded Andorra in the year 805 in recognition of the help provided by local people in their struggle against the Saracens. However, the first document that mentions the country is the act of consecration of the Cathedral of Santa María de Urgell in 839, which appointed the parishes of Andorra as the fiefdom of the Counts of Urgell. After years of intense struggles between the local Counts and the Church to achieve sovereignty over Andorra, hostilities were brought to an end by the signing of two treaties called the Pareatges. They were signed in 1278 and 1288 by the Archbishop of Urgell, Pere d’Urg, and the Count of Foix, Roger Bernat III. The Pareatges established shared sovereignty between the two lords of these lands and thus the Principality of Andorra was born.