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La Mola de Menorca

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Address: Apartado de correos 104, 07700 Mahon, Minorca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 971 36 40 40
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Description: The Fortress of Isabel II was built between the years 1850 and 1875; it is...
The Fortress of Isabel II was built between the years 1850 and 1875; it is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the island of Minorca and contituiting one of the best examples of late XIXth Century military architecture. 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.
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Fascinatingly complicated history

This is an amazing place with a very colourful history. We went on a fairly windy day but I imagine it can be quite hot walking around the whole attraction during the summer. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is an amazing place with a very colourful history. We went on a fairly windy day but I imagine it can be quite hot walking around the whole attraction during the summer. The children lost interest a bit towards the end, on the walk up to the big gun. I think that this was mainly because the guide, who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

ok so following the O'Brian theme, we didn't see one but we did see plenty of Raptors, and the fort is cracking. give it at least 2 hours if you are military buffs or it's hot (there are some lovely cooling tunnels). great views of the coast and there are both old and new military features, including the huge Vickers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

La Mola is a a really interesting fortress for the family to visit. You do receive a plan/map but can get lost in the various tunnels - it's fun for the family. There reasonable toilets and a nice gift shop. There's a cafe but we didnt eat there. You need to allow about 3 hours to visit but its opening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Located on the Island of Menorca at a peninsula known as La Mola, it overlooks steep cliffs and the main city and port of Menorca - Mahon -separated by the harbour Fortification specifications, redans, covered ways, dry ditches and thick walls. Menorca is mostly warm in the Summer and the fortress is a very pleasant walk, its great for kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The fortress took 25 years to complete. It was built when technical revolution would affect the artillery systems of the day, so it was outdated before completion. I hired a buggy (30 minutes) to reach the eastern parts of the site: the Queens Water Cistern, the Prison, the 15 inch Vickers battery. I saw the remainder of the site on... More 

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Formby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited La Mola on a very hot day in October so couldn't imagine the heat in the height of summer. If you are visiting here be sure to wear suitable walking footwear and take lots of water with you as you'll be there for 2/3 hours. We found the visit to be very interesting and enjoyed walking round discovering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I'm a big fan of underground stuff - never happier than when exploring caves or tunnels, and La Mola delivers, with long, beautifully constructed stone tunnels and a great back-story. Though La Mola didn't really see active service when it was first built, you can easily imagine what a formidable defence it would have been - anyone attacking would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had read a little about the fort before going but nothing prepared me for the experience - it is massive. Me and my family (including a 21 month old) spent about 3 hours exploring and the only reason we left was because of the heat and the risk of sun-stroke walking to the large gun. There are 100s of... More 

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Awesome, very atmospheric, well worth visiting, we caught the water taxi from Calas Fonts for a half day visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Definitely take a packed lunch and a hat, perhaps a small torch (there are tunnels) and make sure you have 4 or 5 hours to spare. Its a fabulous walk and there is so much to see, dont forget your camera!

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