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Small towns in the area typically only have one market day per month. But Granollers is the capital of the valley area and therefore has their market day once a week, Thursday.
The entire city center becomes a pedestrian zone. Good luck finding parking anywhere on the outskirts of the city. You will likely have a good long walk in since parking is usually hard to comeby in Granollers, let alone with all the surrounding communities come together.
Originally it was a produce and meat market, but over the generations things have changed. You can still find plenty of food items, but now clothing, household items and even kids toys are readily available.
Written Jul 28, 2006
Address: City Center
Granollers is a small village that is rapidly becoming a city. There is a huge increase in industry and business in the area that is attracting professionals. This results in a boom of clothes stores, shoe shops and other fashion-wise shopping.
The costs are roughly the same as other cities and shopping areas, but the concentration is much higher in Granollers.
Apart from shopping, I find there to be not much in Granollers center. I believe the few people who do not have the luxury of shopping, or the local youth too find it a bit boring. That might explain why if you look away from the shops and down the small streets or along the rail tracks you will see copious amounts of graffiti and wall art.
Written Jul 3, 2006
In all my travels, this restaurant is constantly top notch. I have visited it on and off for 3 years and it never fails to impress me. They do have a menu del dia for lunch, but offer a la carte options for both lunch and dinner.
Menu del dia is only in Spanish. The regular menu has translations available (i.e. English), but the staff typically only speak Spanish and Catalan.
Favorite Dish: I have not had one bad dish here. Their pastas are excellent, as well as their fish and seafood. Simply marvellous. It might be a little more expensive than the other local places, but this is definately a situation where you get what you pay for!
Updated Jul 3, 2006
Address: C/. Casto Oliver 2 (La Garriga)
Phone: 93 871 40 46
There is often live music played here until ~midnight, then it turns to a disco. The music is mixed by a DJ in the back, so they do a good job watching the crowd and changing to keep things alive.
There is typically a cover charge to get it, but that gets you a drink at the bar. If you dont exchange your ticket for a drink, you may be requested to pay a little more when you leave. Despite this, it is not very expensive.
Dress Code: There is no dress code that I know of
Written Jul 3, 2006
Spending some time in Granollers during the last World Cup, I needed to find a place to watch the matches.
I found a rather comfortable Irish Bar in La Proxada (the plaza immediately east of the Church). They have ~3 TV's to watch sports, and have a few variety of beers. If the sun's heat scares you away from sitting at an outside patio, this place can be a cozy retreat.
The staff will not understand much English, but are more than happy to serve you none the less. Their business hours appear to rather random, so I hope you will find them open during your visit.
Dress Code: Dress as you want
Written Jul 3, 2006
In this town, as well as others north of Barcelona (Mollet, Montmelo, etc), it's good to keep an open eye out for local right wing youths.. They dress quite distinctively, with tight sweatpants and sports shirts. They also tend to wear their hear in something of a "crown" which would make their appearance rather amusing if they weren't so troublesome.. I've seen very ugly scenes involving all out brawls between these people, minorities (usually African or South American in origin) on the RENFE suburban trains that head out of the cities. It's normally safe, but keep a vigilant eye out at night.
Written Sep 8, 2006
At a short distance from Granollers (and Barcelona for that matter) is the little monastry of San Miquel del Fai hidden. Only accessable by San Feliu de Codines by car, a beautiful road will take you to this stunning place which will delight both adults and children. The biggest surprise are the fantastic waterfalls and caves. Well worth the trip!!!
Updated Apr 4, 2011