Granollers (Catalan pronunciation: [ɡɾənuˈʎes]) is a city in central Catalonia, about 30 kilometres north-east of Barcelona. It is the capital and most densely populated city in the comarca of Vallès Oriental.

Granollers Town Hall
Granollers Town Hall
Coat of arms of Granollers
Granollers is located in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Granollers is located in Spain
Granollers (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°36′29″N 2°17′17″E / 41.608°N 2.288°E / 41.608; 2.288Coordinates: 41°36′29″N 2°17′17″E / 41.608°N 2.288°E / 41.608; 2.288
ComarcaVallès Oriental
 • MayorJosep Mayoral Antigas (2020)[1] ((PSC))
 • Total14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
145 m (476 ft)
 • Total60,981
 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
DemonymsGranollerí, granollerina
Granollerins, granollerines

Granollers is now a bustling business centre, having grown from a town dominated by Catalonia's textile industry that was prominent during the 19th Century. However, in the southern portion of the municipality, the Palou area retains the agricultural characteristics of the past.[4]

Granollers forms a conurbation with Canovelles, Les Franqueses del Vallès and the district of La Torreta in La Roca del Vallès. The city is crossed by the Congost river, a tributary of the Besòs. It is considered to be the other jewel of the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is around 25 km north-east of the centre of Barcelona.


Spanish Civil WarEdit

During the Spanish Civil War, in May 1938, the Bombing of Granollers was carried out by Italian bombers, resulting in 100-200 civilian fatalities.[citation needed]

Notable landmarksEdit

La Porxada, is a Renaissance building which served as a grain storehouse, emblematic of the town. On Corró street, there is the ancient hospital of Sant Domènec, now the Francesc Tarafa theatre, a good example of restored Gothic architecture. The church of Sant Esteve in the city centre also contains Gothic elements from the 15th Century along with an octagonal tower.[4]

Notable natives and residentsEdit


  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Granollers". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Granollers". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ a b Rogers, Joseph (7 July 2017). "Granollers - The Catalan Life". The Travel Pocket Guide.


  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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