Granollers - Tourist Information

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Porxada Square. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Catalonia Photos)
Granollers is the capital and the most populous city of the comarque of Vallès Oriental, in the province of Barcelona. Located on the plain of Vallès, around the Congost river that crosses the city from north to south, Granollers is today an important communications center and a modern city, dynamic and with character.
Of tourist interest is the historical heart of the city, formerly walled, with two central points: the old market and the church.
Visit
In the La Porxada Square we can admire the Casa de la Ciutat (Granollers City Hall), a neo-Gothic palace, the Clapés House and especially the Porxada, the most emblematic building of the city. This is an old grain market, built in the 16th century, a Renaissance rectangular building consisting of 15 tuscan order columns that support a large four-sided slanted roof.
In the Plaça de la Església (Church Square) we find the Sant Esteve Church, postwar neo-Gothic building with bell tower of the 15th century, vestige of the old gothic church.
Near the La Porxada Square, on Sant Roc Street, is located the Casa del Condestable (Constable House), building keeping original Gothic elements. In the Carró Street is the Sala Francesc Tarafa which preserves the structure and some Gothic elements of the old Hospital de Sant Domènec.
The city has a remarkable set of modernist and other styles buildings of early 20th century: Casa Can Biel, Casa Sebastià Costa, Casa Josep Tardà, Casa Can Puntes, Casa Blanxart, Casa Ganduxer.
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Data
Population: 59,800
Elevation: 148 m
Municipality: Granollers
Province: Barcelona
Comarca: Vallès Oriental
Tourist information office
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Tourist information office
Address: 2 Anselm Clavé Street - Granollers (Barcelona) 08401
Tel.: +34 938 604 115
Email: info@turismevalles.net

GPS: 41°36'29.7"N 2°17'20.0"E / 41.608239, 2.288886
Gastronomy
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Gastronomy
Varied gastronomy combining traditional Catalan cuisine with creative cooking. The fork and knife Breakfasts are a tradition in many establishments in the city. In season are greatly appreciated the ganxet beans and the mushrooms cooked with meat.
Especially during the days of the locasl fest, the bakeries offer Rajol de Festa Major, a typical sweet cake.
Holidays and events
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Holidays and events
Festa Major (local festival) - begins on the last Thursday in August and is celebrated during a week
Vallès Oriental Cheese Fair - in March and October
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Accommodation
How to get
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How to get
By train. Granollers Centro Station. Long distance trains (Madrid - Portbou), Middle Distance trains (Barcelona - Girona - Cerbère) and Rodalies or Commuter trains (Maçanet Massanes - San Vincenç de Calders; Granollers - Martorell)
By bus. Granollers Bus Station: intercity services between Granollers and Barcelona, Girona, Mataró, Sabadell or other municipalities in the region.
By car. The AP-7 (E-15) highway. Exit points 13 y 12B.
How to move
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How to move
Bus. 5 bus lines on weekdays and 2 lines on weekends and August.
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Map
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