This municipality of Berguedà is surrounded by nature, culture and history. Borredà grew up around the parish church of Santa María, built in 856, owned by Comte Guifré el Pelós.
The town is surrounded by three protected areas: the Sierra de Picancel, the Sierra del Catllaràs and the Riera de Merlès.
From this enclave you can take routes on foot, on horseback, by bicycle, climbing, caving, water sports in the Baells reservoir, fishing in its streams... Endless possibilities in an incredible natural environment.
Some of its main places to visit are: the Romanesque church of Rotgers (12th century) or the Gorg del Salt.
Also, if you like to collect mushrooms, in these forests, during the season, you will surely fill the baskets.
The natural environment that surrounds Borredà blends perfectly with a beautiful historic center that has always grown around the church and bell tower of Santa Maria. Its cobbled center is a reflection of its inhabitants and their activities such as agriculture, livestock and forestry. The center of Borredà offers us a nice walk to get to know this small town between Berguedà, Ripollès and Osona.
One of the smallest towns in Catalonia in a privileged natural enclave. Located in the Berguedà region, Sant Jaume de Frontanyà is surrounded by tributaries of the Merlés stream.
The church and the cemetery are its central points, next to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and the Plaza de la Iglesia. Its church built in 1070 was the seat of a community of monks. This church has the particularity of having a dome with twelve sides, unique in Catalonia.
With about 25-30 inhabitants, this beautiful enclave is located at an altitude of 1,072 m and its municipal term has 21.9 km2. The town is surrounded by pine forests and pastures for cattle.
Sant Sadurní de Rotgers is found after passing Borredà, towards Sant Jaume de Frontanyà. This church was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument and is documented from the 10th century, but no trace of the building from that early period is preserved. The current buildings belong to the 11th and 12th centuries.
It is a small church, with a single nave and a pointed vault. The altar frontal is preserved in the Episcopal Museum of Vic and shows us a passage from the life of Sant Sadurní. It can be visited after making an appointment in advance.
Leaving Borredà, we can go following the course of the river Mergançol to the Gorg del Salt. It is a waterfall of about 20 meters high to a spectacular river pool. A perfect area to visit in summer, refreshing and with hardly any slopes. In addition, the environment is ideal to enjoy a good refreshing bath.
The Riera de Merlès is a small river that descends from the Catalan mountain range of Catllarás, passing through 3 counties: Bages, Osona and Berguedà.
The Merlés stream is a space of natural interest in the Berguedà area. In it, in summer, we can enjoy a good bath looking in its margins for pools and corners. We can also enjoy its beautiful waterfalls. It is an ideal area to spend a pleasant day with friends and family.
This protected mountain range with great scenic value is full of routes to be followed on foot. With a height of 1,700 meters, it is full of spectacular dense forests. The Sierra del Catllaràs is home to deer and a space loved by hikers.
From Catllaràs we can see Pedraforca and Vallfogona or Cadí Moixeró to the south. At its northern end we find the Sierra de Falgars, on the south bank of a young Llobregat river.
In this spectacular mountain range we can find a great diversity of trees: oak and pine forests that are distributed occupying the sunny areas and valley bottoms, but there are also beech trees in less sunny areas.
It is a passage area for many animals, we find, for example, the deer, the capercaillie or the marten. And hiking lovers can walk along the GR 4 and GR 241 trails that cross the mountains.
This Berguedà reservoir is formed thanks to a dam located in Cercs, on the Llobregat river and makes its way between the pre-Pyrenean mountain ranges of Catllarás to the east and Figuerassa and Arades to the west. To the right of the reservoir runs the C-16 road, between the Cadí tunnel and Berga-Manresa and is crossed by the C-26, the road that connects Berga and Ripoll.
The reservoir is a beautiful spot for water sports: canoeing, canoeing, water skiing, or just taking a dip.
Different adventure companies have been located in this reservoir to offer their recreational services to visitors.
The reservoir is also a perfect enclave to spend the day and eat on the riverbank or to make excursions around it.
This is an extensive geological area of natural interest with jagged conglomerates and deep valleys as well as extensive forests.
The Sierra del Picancel is highly appreciated by hikers and mushroom pickers. It is also frequented by mountain bikers.
Among its architectural heritage, the monastery of La Portella and the Romanesque hermitages of Mare de Déu de la Quar and Sant Miquel de les Canals stand out.