You will note, that in local menorquin Ferrerias is spelt Ferreries; this "e", the second-last letter forming the plural is, however, pronounced similar to an "aaaaah".
The village of Ferreries was founded in the 13th century by James I of Aragón.
Ferrerias is located on the Maó - Ciutadella main road.
The summer festivals are held on August 23, 24 and 25 in honour of Saint Bartholomew.
Like on all the Menorcan patronal festivals, horsemen and horsewomen display their prowess in them by making the horses dance among crowds of people.
In 2011 construction of a new parallel road ( with tunnel) was started making it possible to by-pass the village of Ferrerias when going from one end of the island to the other.
This section was officially inaugurated on May 21st, 2012.
On conclusion of the construction works, 65,000 sqaure metres of soil were covered by means of hydroseeding.
The project cost amounted to 25.1 million euros.
At 150 metres above sea level, Ferrerias is the highest village in Menorca, sited next to the island's second-highest peak S'Enclusa
It is primarily known for shoe and furniture manufacture.
You may also wish to visit its Museu de la Natura
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