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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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Menorcan history

Access only by guided tour, and you must be there when gate opens at 10, or you don't go. Very interesting and knowledgeable English guide. Took over 2 hours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

After a visit to the Military Museum in Es Castell, we collected a brochure on this castle and decided we would like to see it. We were only staying about 3k away, so we decided we would enjoy the walk. Careful study of the brochure showed that, in October, the castle was only open on Saturdays "a 10h". Accordingly, we... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Access only by guided tour, and you must be there when gate opens at 10, or you don't go. Very interesting and knowledgeable English guide. Took over 2 hours.

1 Thank 50something3
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One example of the extraordinary military history that Menorca represents. The scale is huge, the human effort to create it is awesome. Well worth a morning visit

2 Thank Peterlincoln2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited castell de sant felip today with my wife and my two boys 4 and 1. What a great place the tour guide was really informative and did her talks in Spanish and English. We all had a great time in the tunnels and my 4 year old loved it! Defiantly worth a vist!.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

4 Thank KennethPollard
Clent, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank pesca24
Venice, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
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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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