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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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This is an ancient fortification on a grand scale. To properly understand the naval history of Minorca, this is a must visit location. You will be overwhelmed by the sheer scale... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an ancient fortification on a grand scale. To properly understand the naval history of Minorca, this is a must visit location. You will be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the place.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a much recommended visit when you're in Menorca. The size of the fortress is hard to apprehend and we walked around for about 2,5 hours. It is a very interesting visit and I learned a lot. The heat was apparent and make sure to bring a lot of water. There are a few vending machines along the way... More 

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South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fascinating place to visit, allow yourself enough time to do it justice. A good tip is do not visit at the hottest part of the day (like we did!) as it's quite an extensive site, make sure you have plenty of water with you (there are vending machines scattered around but not all working when we went). Some great views... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Upon driving to the Fortaleza de Isabel II on the plateau of La Mola, the most-easternmost point in Spain, we were impressed by the sheer scale of this fortress. Built by the Spanish in the 1800s in order to defend the island of Menorca, La Mola is a must for history enthusiasts and those wanting to see a glimpse of... More 

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is quite something to go and see, do not under estimate how much time it will take to go around and see the main parts. I would allow at least 4 hours; I would also suggest that you take plenty of water with you. You can buy water there but there is a lot of ground to cover as... More 

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South Yorkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Little to add to what other contributors have said really. Well signposted if driving, plenty of parking, good intro at the ticket office in English, pleasant staff, can be a bit chaotic if busy, easy to follow routes in and out of the sun but beware, if you're as interested as we were it can take longer than expected. Due... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Amazing . Totally unexpectedly interesting . Can't stop thinking about it and want to research more after visit . I could not get my head around the effort, the expense , the size , the unseen bits , the reason for it all . Totally fascinating to me . Loved it . Was glad we explored late afternoon on a... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went by water taxi from Es Castell and were collected 3hours later. The area covered by the Fort etc is considerable and we could easily have spent more time there. There is a lot of history not all of it that long ago and some of the features eg the underground escarpments are awesome. It is not really for... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wow an extensive set of fortifications. Set in a large area with stunning views. We visited after visiting the other British fortifications on the eastern side if the island. Definitely worth a visit if you are not a fortification nut (like me) Good value, if you go I would take a picnic and have it at one of the areas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited in the last week in may with our 9 and 12 year olds. This is a very large site with fantastic views and interesting buildings. It takes a long time to walk round it all and i can imagine it would be quite hard going in the height of summer. You can hire a golf buggy to drive... More 

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Address: Apartado de correos 104, 07700 Mahon, Minorca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 971 36 40 40
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Minorca  >  Mahon

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