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La Mola

Mahon, 07700 Mahon, Minorca, Spain
+34 971 364 040
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Mahon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This is a huge historic fort, open to the public, situated at the mouth of the harbour of Mahon. Guided tours are available but you can walk freely... more » Owner description: This is a huge historic fort, open to the public, situated at the mouth of the harbour of Mahon. Guided tours are available but you can walk freely with handsets. Itis well organised. « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was a great day out, it's huge so takes a good half day to see it all. It is tiring though so take water and make sure your well fed. You can hire a gold cart for the bits in the hills and the best bit which is the large guns. We did the main bit then hired a... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I really enjoy visiting La Mola - the buildings are fascinating and the Vickers Gun has to be seen to be believed. I also enjoy just walking around the very extensive grounds and looking at the changing wild plants at different times of the year. Super!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We arrived shortly after opening to be told there were no guided tours available, transpires they have to be prebooked, no English audio guide available, nothing to really see. The saving grace was a temporary exhibition of beautiful photographs. There were feedback forms available but alas no pens to complete them with! In contrast Fort Marlborough is great.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a place to visit when its a little cooler. The tour involves quite a lot of walking, you can go at your own pace, aided by recorded guides purchased from an excellent shop. I would really recommend it and the underground walk is amazing, but again, quite a walk. La Mola is a visit I would not have... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wow what a great place , you could have literally walked around the old fort all day and still only scratch the surface. Visited with my brother , kids and wives left sun soaking . I think my kids would have got bored after a few hours. So many places to search out and find and great panoramic views all... More

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Carmarthen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

When our wives decided to spend a day shopping in Mahon, we took the opportunity to visit La Mola. We started off as part of a guided tour but broke away to explore the site on our own. We spent all day there learning about the importance of the fortress over three centuries of Mediterranean history. You can't help but... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I took my parents to la mola for a day trip whilst on the island. We had quite and enjoyable time, but found the audio guides a little tedious, it was fine for my boyfriend and I who have a vague understanding of architecture and military history, but for someone with just a passing interest I think... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A site packed with historical interest and gives a view of life on Menorca in more turbulent times. The views from the top of the site out to sea are spectacular and the underground galleries very intriguing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Need to be prepared to walk far in the sun. Wasn't offered any audio - not sure if it was available - so wasn't able to appreciate all the history of the site.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited La Mola back in June as part of holiday to the island of Menorca. It was well worth the visit. You can park close to the entrance and then walk through the gates to the arrival desk on the right hand side. We decided to pay for the hand held audio guides and we are glad we did... More

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