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Castillo de San Felipe

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Address: Carretera de Sant Felip, S/N. 07720 Es Castell, 07720 Mahon, Minorca, Spain
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Remains of a vast fortress, deliberately destroyed and replaced by La Mola. Visits only on Sundays and Thursdays, as accompanied tours starting 1000 hrs prompt. Much above... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2013
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Remains of a vast fortress, deliberately destroyed and replaced by La Mola. Visits only on Sundays and Thursdays, as accompanied tours starting 1000 hrs prompt. Much above ground has gone but fascinating tunnels remain and the guide we had was excellent. An essential visit to help understand Menorca's military history.

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Clent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

brilliant true menorcan history good guides who will give you a guided tour of the area in various languages

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

Interesting, educational , funny, different kind of tour. Something you must do one night before dinner. The guides know very well what they are doing. They explain and interact with participants all the time during the walking inside San Felipe. It's a representation of MENORCA history and what happened years ago during the conquest . If you have problems with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The original castle is long gone, but you have something like 5 kilometers of tunnels hewn out of the rock by the British & French ... a whole underground city. Fascinating http://www.museomilitarmenorca.com/en/saint-philips-castle-minorca.php you have to go around with a guide on selected days and times. Check out the web link. A must for people who love history and military construction.

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