For being the Vallés Oriental capital, the list of activities in Granollers is large, for all tastes and available for any visitor. In this article we explain you some of the most famous options, whether multitudinous or to enjoy with family and friends.
Guided visits through Granollers
To discover Granollers heritage and history, one of the fundamental activities is to join the guided visits organized by the tourism department of the Ayuntamiento (municipality). There are various tour suggestions that, even if you can do them autonomously, hide secrets that are decoded with a professional guide. The medieval Granollers, the modernist one and the contemporary one or the bombed city during the Civil War, are some of them. The guided visits timetable is using to take place in natural channels, that is to say, from September to June, with one or two proposals per month, normally during the weekend.
Balloon rides in the city and the region
One of the most original proposals for those who are looking for activities in Granollers is sailing in a hot-air balloon. Various companies are offering this service, that are not exclusive of this city and that you also can do from other cities of the Vallés Oriental. In any case, this is a good option to see some of its most emblematic buildings, such Sant Esteve church, at bird’s eye view.
Thematic fairs, during all the year
Granollers has a great tradition in fairs organizing. Its Parque Ferial receives during all the year great events linked with informatics, livestock and agriculture, automotive, audiovisual sector and a lot more. The most famous is probably the Fira Ascensió, where you can participate in games of Jugar X Jugar (Play X Play), a bet for board games and traditional games that, in many cases, are invented by local citizens themselves.
Markets and shopping
This city also has a large commercial offer, not only in shops and boutiques installed throughout the centre, but also through weekly or seasonal markets. One of the most famous and characteristic is the one which takes place on the second Saturday of each month: ‘Artesanos del Vallés’, located near the Museo de Granollers, is the one you can specially buy jewellery creations and accessories. The first and third Saturday of each month, it is the turn of natural products crafts: breads, pastries and other preparations realized following oldest recipes.
But the most multitudinous one is probably the one which is celebrated every Thursday: a commercial appointment that takes place from the Middle Age and with the Porxada as background. Clothes, food, households items and birds included are some of the items someone who walk along its streets can find from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Activities in Granollers for sport lovers
Another of the identifying traits of Granollers is, without a doubt, sport. Its name is linked to the BM Granollers, one of the historic handball clubs of the Asobal League. That is why going to the Palau Olímpic of the city for a match of the premier Spanish competition is an attraction for many visitors. In addition, the city organizes other events linked with handball, such the Granollers Cup, which gathers hundreds of youth clubs from all over the world.
And other sports fans will find a many other activities in Granollers. Specially, running: the large popularity reached the Mitja Marató, a 21 km race through the streets of the city in early February. In these dates is also celebrated the children edition: the Minimarató.
Activities in Granollers for new talents
Granollers also reserves an important part of its program for new talents. Mainly in the Roca Umbert: this young cultural centre has a schedule activities that includes music, technology, cinema and many other areas, always from innovation view. The Nau B1 is its concert room where performances but also workshops and events are celebrated.
For more details…
If you want more information about activities in Granollers, you can visit the tourism website of the city or the Consell Comarcal del Vallès Oriental tourism department one, where you also can find proposals about Granollers.
And if you want to stay in a 4 stars hotel very near of any of these activities, chose the Augusta Barcelona Vallés Hotel: we are located in Vilanova del Vallés municipality, but very near Granollers centre: at less than 10 minutes by car or by taxi. The swimming pool, the Mediterranean food restaurant or the gym are some of the services you will enjoy during your stay in our hotel.