Ferreries Things to do
Guide rich in photographs and useful maps
Things to See and Do in Ferreries
Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.
The surrounding countryside, bay and village and fishing harbour are the main reasons to visit or stay in Fornells. There is a long palm tree lined bayside promenade to wander. Finish up with a drink/meal in one of the many the village harbourside bars or just behind in the old village streets. Castell Sant Antoni - Now restored with explainations can be visited at the northern part of the Promennade and gives an insight into Fornells' strategic past.
Every coastal resort is part of an attractive around Menorca coastal walk - Cami de Cavalls. You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you.
Set in stunning hills and lush hidden valleys. The Algendar valley ( Barranc d'Algender ) stretches all the way to the coast at Cala Galdana - a little 'hidden' paradise.
Explore pre-historic settlements and San Aqueda castle from roman / moorish times
Bad Weather days
Visit the Museum at Binisuses Country House or more in Ciutadella.
Ferreries is home to a couple of artisan shoe ( CAN DOBLAS ARTESANIA - Joan Doblas Camps Pza. Jaume II ) and jewellery makers in the old town partt Ferreries.
At the eastern end of Ferreries is the Poligno ( Commercial Area ) . Here you will find Jaime Masacro Leather Goods Factory - manufactuers of high qaulity shoes including the Pretty Ballerinas brand.
Leather Factory Outlet Stores
Saturday Morning Market
In sumer there is a farmers and handicrafts market in the centre of Ferreries. Selling local produce and crafts.
Kids - see photo tour and maps
For Teenagers there is riding and horse shows
For young Children there are public play areas
Nearest Waterpark is in Los Delfines.
San Agueda Castle
Due to its political symbolism the castle was destroyed and abandoned by the re-occupying Kings of Aragon, but it remains one of the island most attractive walks with great views at the summit.
Built circa 1230 a castle contructed by the Moorish occupiers (the name is based on the Arabic name "Sen Agaiz") for defence sitting on top of the island's better vantage points on the island. Reached by a 45 min. climb up an ancient path which is in places was an old Roman road ( over two thousand years old ) - the views from the top are superb.
Like many ancient sites Santa Agueda has sprung many rich legends and myths including buried biblical treasures.
Travel the ME-1 between Ferrerias and Ciutadella. Take the turn for Els Alocs and continue 1.5 km until you reach an abandoned building on right ( see photo ). This marks the start of the path to the top of the hill.
Is available in Nearby Cala Galdana.
Kayaking is available for more serious outings from Audax Sports based at Cala Galdana.
Mountain Biking is an obvious favourite with lot's of country lanes ( Camis ) and off road tracks to explore.
Ganaderia Son Martorellet
Located in Ferreries on the road to Sant Cala Galdana. Equestrian centre with horse shows and other activities:
Open to visit the stables every day except Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 20.00 hrs. Afternoon mini-show Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 15.30 hrs. Training of the horses Monday, Wednesday and Friday 18.00 to 20.00 hrs. Excursions on foot around the farm. Bars, terraces, souvenir shop, horse, museum and many other services in order to enjoy an unforgettable day. Crta. Cala Galdana, km 1.5, 07750 Ferreries 609 049 493/971 356 140. Open May to October: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 20.30 www.sonmartorellet.com
Located in Ferreries on the road to Sant Cala Galdana. Equestrian centre with horse shows.
Crta. Cala Galdana, km 0.5, 07750 Ferreries 971 373 497.
Open June to September:
Wednesdays and Sundays at 20.30
WalksThere is a lot of very attractive , protected and unspoilt country side around Fornells ( superb on sunny spring days ) with a huge abundance of wildlife.
Algendar Gorge ( Barranc d'Algender )
One of the most spectacular gorges on the island. About 6 kilometers long starting just outside Ferreries stretching to the south coast behind Cala Galdana where the river meets the sea. The easiest access point is at Cala Galdana. The gorge is cut out of one of the soft limestone plateaus so typical of the southern half of the island. This ravine was declared Common Heritage of Mankind in 1998.
Remains discovered in Barranc d'Algender date from the year 2200 BC and are the oldest found in Menorca.
You are led down age-old paths that wind through leafy Mediterranean woods, the ruins of ancient constructions in the rocks and slopes or through lands cultivated with ancient farming techniques.
Its slopes connect to an old path to Mao, popularly known as Ses Voltes, one of the most marvellous spots on the journey. It is one kilometre long, made up of horse-shoe shaped nooks chipped into the rocks and leads down to the bottom of the valley.
In the rolling country side just north of Ferreries. Stately home with small formal gardens, charming bar restauarnt and small museum of country life
Lovely spring countryside in the spring months.
A favourite location for mountainbikers.
Nearby to Ferreries
Ferreries - Near By
A taste of former elegant times with fine old spanish palaces, moorish influences, a wonderful old centre and a charming little harbour. Ciutadella was the original capital of the island lying at the western edge of the island looking out to its bigger neighbour Mallorca. A superb contrast to the beach and holiday resort. Great atmosphere and shopping and a place to wander the pedestrianised old city and its many narrow streets with hidden shops and Cafe treats. Also competes with Mahon for the title of the best music bars and venues on the island. The scene for the spectacular Sant Joan festival in June, when stunning native black horses parade through the streets and the brave try to "touch the horses' heart" as it rears in front of them.
Ferreries - Near by
A small quiet fishing village resort and residential ares on the north west coast set in dramatic rocky coastlines. Best known for the extensive man made (Bronze and Iron ages) cave dwellings nearby that give a real sense of cave "living" ( though many caves were also for burial ). Some are sophisticated with central roof columns and 'windows'. Some are obviously younger and larger, cut with more advanced metal tools, but the smaller older ones gives a view into another world. A good place to combine with a visit to the beautiful virgin beach of Algaiarens and walks through the very attractive valleys of Vall de Algaiarens. Bus 62 circa 15 mins 1.85 Euro single ( 2012 ) or by Hire Car.
TIP bring a torch to see the really special ones