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GranollersSpain

Get a glimpse of everyday Spanish life in this unassuming little market town.

Granollers is a quiet Catalan town on the outskirts of Barcelona, home to a centuries-old market and traditional festivals. Use the town as a base for exploring the nearby Montseny Natural Park, escaping the crowds and experiencing Spain’s simpler charms.

Check out La Porxada (The Porch), a former grain storehouse that serves as the setting for the town’s regular Thursday market, which has been held since the 11th century. Pick up artichokes, red peppers, potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes and numerous other vegetables and fruits at this busy market.

Look for small flower plaques placed on the streets throughout the city, marking the areas where bombs were dropped during the Spanish Civil War. One particularly devastating attack on May 31, 1938 killed hundreds of local citizens. May 31 continues to be a day of mourning and remembrance for the city.

The Spanish Civil War is further remembered at the town’s Centre de Cultura per la Pau (Center for a Culture of Peace). Look for two trees symbolically located outside the center. One is an oak that survived the civil war bombings in Spain’s Basque region and the other is a ginkgo tree from the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan.

Be sure to see the Granollers Museum of Natural Sciences, housing a small but interesting collection of zoology and geology exhibits. Just outside the museum, explore the botanical garden which highlights typical plants species found throughout the surrounding Vallès Oriental.

From the city, travel to Montseny Natural Park, a UNESCO-designated biosphere. Explore lush meadows, refreshing creeks and towering mountains. Unlike typical national parks, this area encourages cooperation between humans and environment, with farms and orchards integrated with the park’s natural vegetation.

One of the best times of year to visit Granollers is in late August, when the town celebrates Festa Major. This weeklong celebration includes a variety of lively performances, games, music and plenty of local food.

Granollers is located 21 miles (35 kilometers) from Barcelona. There are regular bus connections between the two cities.

Top hotels in Granollers

Hotel Ciutat de Granollers
Hotel Ciutat de Granollers
4 out of 5
Carrer Turo Bruguet, 2, Granollers, Barcelona
The price is NZ$100 per night from 2 Nov. to 3 Nov.

Situated in Granollers, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Constable's House, La Porxada and Granollers Town Hall. L'Adoberia Historical Interpretation ...

4.1/5Very Good! (436 reviews)

"Everything about this hotel was great. The only thing I didn’t like was that on Expedia it states the hotel has soundproof rooms and that isn’t true. It has the thinnest walls if possible. Every morning very early, the maids would bang around the rooms next to us and wake us up as early as 7am. Some ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019

Hotel Ciutat de Granollers
Holiday Inn Express Barcelona-Montmeló
Holiday Inn Express Barcelona-Montmeló
3 out of 5
Cami de Cal Gordi 15, Pol. Ind. Cal Gordi - Can Catala, Granollers, Barcelona
The price is NZ$94 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.

Situated in Granollers, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Circuit de Catalunya and within 6 miles (10 km) of Granollers Town Hall and The Constable's House. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (347 reviews)
consistently good

"Staff have and remain cheerful, helpful and there to support, great stay and very convenient for stay over. Quiet and restful"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Barcelona-Montmeló
Aparthotel Atenea Valles
Aparthotel Atenea Valles
4 out of 5
Magallanes/Aragón s/n, Granollers, Barcelona
The price is NZ$72 per night from 6 Nov. to 7 Nov.

This family-friendly Granollers aparthotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of L'Adoberia Historical Interpretation Center and Granollers ...

4.2/5Excellent! (523 reviews)

"The connecting rooms and kitchenette area was very convenient and well stocked with dishes and silverware. The cleanliness and good appearance of the rooms was a plus. We enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2020

Aparthotel Atenea Valles
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Granollers

Aparthotel Atenea Valles
Aparthotel Atenea Valles
4 out of 5
Magallanes/Aragón s/n, Granollers, Barcelona
The price is NZ$72 per night from 6 Nov. to 7 Nov.

This family-friendly Granollers aparthotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of L'Adoberia Historical Interpretation Center and Granollers ...

4.2/5Excellent! (523 reviews)

"The connecting rooms and kitchenette area was very convenient and well stocked with dishes and silverware. The cleanliness and good appearance of the rooms was a plus. We enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2020

Aparthotel Atenea Valles
Cal Gaig Apartaments
Cal Gaig Apartaments
4 out of 5
Cami Can Torres, 7, Granollers, Barcelona

Situated in Granollers, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of L'Adoberia Historical Interpretation Center, Granollers Church and The Constable's ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"Everything is ok. Property owners are really nice people. The only reason is the property location, it’s between no where and trains pass every 10 mins. It has AIr condition but it’s only in hall. Bedrois very hot do be prepare to sleep in living room. Property is clean. This property has its charm. ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2018

Cal Gaig Apartaments
Apartamento Granollers
Apartamento Granollers
3.5 out of 5
Calle Sant Roc , 9 , 1er piso, Granollers

Located in the heart of Granollers, this apartment building is steps away from The Constable's House, La Porxada and Granollers Town Hall. Granollers Church ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Owner was very pleasant & helpful. He met us on time & gave useful information"…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2019

Apartamento Granollers
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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