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Ferreries

An Introduction to Ferreries

 

The serene town of Ferreries, nestled in the heart of Menorca, is a captivating destination that beckons travelers from all walks of life.

 

With its characteristic white-washed buildings set against the backdrop of the stunning mountain landscape, Ferreries is a quintessential part of any Menorca itinerary.

 

Despite its inland location, Ferreries is home to some of the most amazing beaches in the region, offering a unique blend of cultural richness and natural beauty.

Ferreries Town

Getting to Ferreries

 

Ferreries is conveniently located around 28 kilometers from Menorca's airport, making it easily reachable by road.

 

A drive of approximately 30 minutes along the main road, Me-1, will lead you straight to this charming town.

 

If you are arriving by boat at Ciutadella's port, Ferreries will be your first stop along the same road, a journey that should take around 20 minutes.

Historical Landmarks in Ferreries

 

Santa Águeda Castle

 

To the North, Perched atop Santa Águeda, the remnants of this once formidable defensive fortress continue to intrigue history enthusiasts.

 

The castle, constructed between the 10th and 13th centuries, was part of the larger Al-Ándalus territory and was considered among the most significant defensive complexes of the time. 

Sant Bartomeu Church

 

The Sant Bartomeu Church is a symbol of Ferreries' rich architectural heritage. Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, this immaculate white church houses eight chapels and a carving of San Bartolome. Its towering bell tower is a notable landmark that can be seen from any part of the town.

Son Mercer de Baix Village

 

One of the oldest prehistoric sites in Menorca, the Son Mercer de Baix Village, is a must-visit for history buffs. This site, which dates back more than 3,500 years, offers breathtaking views from the Son Fideu ravine, just 4 kilometers from Ferreries.

The Ferreries Market

 

Every Saturday morning, the town of Ferreries springs to life with its vibrant market. This weekly event is a hub for local produce, from fresh fruits and cheeses to sausages, jams, and honey.

 

During the summer months, traditional folk dances add to the festive atmosphere, making the market a delightful experience for locals and tourists alike.

 

Beaches in Ferreries

 

Despite being an inland town, Ferreries is renowned for its proximity to some of Menorca's most stunning beaches. Cala Galdana, located in a residential area of the same name, is one of the most popular spots. Other notable beaches include Cala Mitjana and Cala Mitjaneta, both of which are known for their mesmerizing beauty.

 

Activities in Ferreries

 

Ferreries offers a range of activities for nature lovers and adventurers. From hiking and cycling along the town's outskirts to exploring the Mediterranean forests, there's something for everyone.

 

Trekking

 

One of the most popular activities in Ferreries is trekking. With several routes of varying difficulty levels, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Menorcan Mediterranean forests. Some of these routes even lead to the tops of mountains near Ferreries, offering panoramic views of the town.

Menorca Crabs

Dining in Ferreries

Ferreries is home to numerous restaurants, offering a variety of culinary options to suit all tastes. Seafood dishes are a staple in most Menorcan cuisine restaurants, while mesones and grills serve up delicious Spanish and Mediterranean fare. Italian restaurants are also a popular choice among visitors.

Top 5 restaurants in Ferreries based on Google star rating:

Es Barranc

Address: Cami de Sant Patrici, 07750 Ferreries, Menorca Spain

Phone number: +34 971 37 70 04

Website: https://www.esbarranc.com

Google feedback score: 4.5

Sa Placa

Address: Plaça Espanya, 07750 Ferreries, Menorca Spain

Phone number: +34 971 37 70 04

Website: https://www.saplacarestaurant.com

Google feedback score: 4.5

S’Engolidor

Address: Carrer de Sant Antoni, 07750 Ferreries, Menorca Spain

Phone number: +34 971 37 70 04

Website: https://www.sengolidor.com

Google feedback score: 4.5

Es Tast de na Silvia

Address: Carrer de Sant Antoni, 07750 Ferreries, Menorca Spain

Phone number: +34 971 37 70 04

Website: https://www.estastdenasilvia.com

Google feedback score: 4.5

Cafeteria Es Centre

Address: Carrer Major, 1, 07750 Ferreries, Menorca Spain

Phone number: +34 971 37 70 04

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Cafeteria-Es-Centre-101501191202802

Google feedback score: 4.5

Ferreries Ajuntament

Taxi transfers from Mahon Airport to Ferreries:

 

  • Private transfers from Menorca airport to Ferreries taxi price start from just 70.56eur for a maximum of 3 passengers payable on arrival.

  • For up to 8 passengers, the taxi fare would be 83.50eur.

  • Shuttle service in Menorca from Mahon Airport to Ferreries starts in May.

  • Pay just £10.00 to secure then pay just 10.50EUR per passenger and make big savings

Menorca Airport Transfers by Taxi

 

The charge per traveled kilometer is €1.00 during weekdays from 6 am to 9 pm.

On Saturdays and Sundays as well as during public holidays this fare rises to €1.18 per kilometer traveled.

With SunTransfers a one-way journey from the Mahon Airport to Ferreries would cost 91.77€

Tmsa Bus Son Bou Menorca

Ferreries Bus Services

Ferreries’s bus service

Operates all year

Services are reliable, cheap, and comfortable but longer journeys need pre-planning

Single tickets and cash only to the bus driver

 

TMSA

Bus routes: Maó-Alaior-Es Mercadal-Ferreries-Ciutadella, Maó-Son Bou-Es Migjorn, Sant Tomás,Cala Galdana, Maó-Sant Lluís-S’Algar-Punta Prima-Binibeca, Maó-Es Castell, Maó-Canutells-Sant Climent-Cala Porter.

 

Autocares Torres

Bus operators

Route 52: Ciutadella - Ferreries - Cala Galdana

Route 36: Ciutadella - Ferreries - Es Mercadal - Son Bou

Accommodation in Ferreries

 

Ferreries offers a range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly 3-star hotels to luxurious 4-star establishments with swimming pools. For those seeking a tranquil retreat, the town's hostels and rural hotels offer the perfect getaway.

 

The local agroturismo establishments, which are close to the main tourist spots, provide not just accommodation but also engaging gastronomic activities.

Some of the hotels in the area:

 

Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell - Es Migjorn Gran

Es Mercadal Hotel

Hotel Ses Sucreres

Melia Cala Galdana - Menorca

Hotel Ses Sucreres

Hort Sant Patrici

 

Hotel Anhel

 

Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell - Es Migjorn Gran

Spanish

Events in Ferreries

Ferreries comes alive during the Fiestas de San Bartolome, the town's annual festival. This event, held from the 23rd to the 25th of August, features a parade of horsemen dressed in 19th-century costumes. This spectacle, combined with the town's infectious joy and vibrant colors, makes for an unforgettable experience.

Ferreries, with its unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, is a destination that encapsulates the charm of Menorca. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or a foodie, Ferreries has something for everyone. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to explore this hidden gem in the heart of Menorca.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, Ferreries in Menorca is a captivating destination that offers a unique blend of cultural richness and natural beauty. With its white-washed buildings set against a stunning mountain landscape, the town is a quintessential part of any Menorca itinerary. 

Despite its inland location, Ferreries is conveniently accessible by road from Menorca's airport or by boat from Ciutadella's port. The town boasts some fabulous nearby resorts with some of the most amazing beaches in the region, including Cala Galdana, Cala Mitjana, and Cala Mitjaneta

Visitors can also explore historical landmarks such as Santa Águeda Castle, Sant Bartomeu Church, and the Son Mercer de Baix Village. The Ferreries Market is a vibrant weekly event offering local produce and traditional folk dances. 

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