From Es Mercadal to Ferreries

We will arrive to Ferreries bearing in mind, as the Archduke said that the old Kane road only arrived up to Es Mercadal. From this point and up to Ferreries the new road follows a new route. We will pass by an industrial area where we can stop at Llorenç Febrer’s workshop, an artisan that goes back to origin and recovers the old country carpenter job (arader), just like his father. We continue towards the village, on the right hand side we will see a waterwheel, and just behind the bridge a road to S’Hort de Sant Patrici starts is way up, that joins the old Kane road up to the foot of this farm. Currently, the S’Hort de Sant Patrici farm is well-known thnaks to its cheese production and recently by its wine making. If we go back to the town centre along the Carrer Fred street we go up towards the small and irregular Constitució square (currently Pla de l’Església), the main meeting point in Ferreries. Before we reach it, in Sant Jaume II square, there is a shop of master craftsman Joan Doblas, specializing in making the traditional Menorcan leather shoes called avarca. Now we are in the oldest part of the village, and we can have a walk through the streets of Sant Joan, Des Forn, De Dalt and then down to the Costa de sa Creu street. Then we will go up again to the square where we found the shoemaker and then we will take the Carrer Nou street towards Es Migjorn Gran until we will find the Carrer de Sa Font street that, on the right hand side, takes us to an old washing place with a double pointed arch and on the left hand side we will get to Maria Janer’s shop, a charming spot where, apart from the products made by the craftswoman herself, you can buy other handmade products. On this spot, the street changes its name into Carrer Ciutadella street where we will find the workshop-shop of artistic jewellery and Mediterranean inspiration of Núria Deyà. We must not forget to visit the Centre de la Natura (nature centre), located in an old slaughterhouse. We cross the village from one end to another or we surround it from its upper part towards Ciutadella (this option will show us very characteristic views of the village). Where this road joins the general road there is the Carrer del Camp street and only following it on foot will lead us to the Camí Reial track that, at the same time, leads to the ravine of Algendar (car access from the general road). The Archduke gives this ravine a different treatment, for its importance and beauty. And he is right, so we will let ourselves go in this natural environment until we reach the Molí de Baix mill with its house, which is virtually built into the rocks. Here, Flora Ritman, craftswoman living in this idyllic area, cultivates, shapes and creates her pumpkins.