The surrounding area
Granollers is very well situated as it is only half an hour by train to Barcelona but also within easy reach of the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenees. The public transport links to Barcelona are excellent with trains
running approximately every quarter of an hour from 05:00 to 23:00 seven days a week. Barcelona
has innumerable cultural delights to see, many of which are famous the world over. Sadly, due to the endemic petty, opportunistic crime that is becoming synonymous with the city, visitors are advised to take extra care with their belongings and persons.
Also nearby is the Montseny National Park
, a popular destination for climbers and hikers, which is a beautiful natural area at any time of the year, particularly in the winter when it can often be seen capped in snow. Skiing weekends or days out are popular during the winter months, especially at nearby ski stations such as Vall de Núria
or La Molina
both of which are easily accessible by public transports.
During the summer, sun-worshippers based in Granollers often head to beaches on the Costa Brava
- the area of coast to the north of Barcelona. This beautiful coastline includes mass tourist towns such as Tossa del Mar
and Lloret de Mar
and the quieter charms of former fishing villages such as Sant Pol de Mar
or Calella de Palafrugell
. Slightly further up the coast is Salvador Dalí’s enchanting home village of Cadaqués