Can Borrell reservoir was once a dam that today is no longer in use, and which collects water from the torrent that flows down from Collserola Park in the region of Sant Cugat del Vallès, Vallès Occidental.
It was built in order to supply water to the country estate known as Can Borrell, located at the torrent of Monelles, a few hundred metres from where it joins the Sant Medir riverbed.
The reservoir is surrounded by Mediterranean forest of oak and stone pine trees, and its banks are flanked by many varieties of bushes. Can Borrell reservoir belongs to the area known as the “Serra de Collserola” PEIN (Plan for Areas of Natural Interest) and the “Serra de Collserola” Nature Network. As a curiosity, in 2006 a metre-long caiman was found here, an exotic species that someone must have brought to this spot to release into the wild.
If you plan to visit this beauty spot either to enjoy one of the walks or have a picnic, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and footwear. There is also a restaurant a short walk from the reservoir that specialises in Catalan cuisine.