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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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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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La Mola can be seen from a long way across the bay, especially when you are at Es Castell and you see it across on the hillside - usually lit up in the evening to look even more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Mola can be seen from a long way across the bay, especially when you are at Es Castell and you see it across on the hillside - usually lit up in the evening to look even more impressive. Reached by travelling across the bay from Mahon, on approach it is a truly spectacular building that spans over a great... More 

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Visited with my husband in August as he always wanted to go here. good historical site but take the golf buggy option in hot weather as site although interesting is very large

Thank huxley43
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Must go. What a place you can walk around and see history . the place is huge and you get a feel how it was hundreds of years ago . The stone work is a long lost are you would ask how did they do that with hand tools. Amazing. There was a moat and quarters for the garrison .... More 

1 Thank Menorca007
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

it is huge, stunning and powerful .. what to expect more ? .. you can get there with a car (the best option) or by a ferry from mahon ... then you are in front of the real history .. barracks, tunnels, abatis are waiting for you... what is more at the end of the trip you meet coast cannons..

3 Thank Marek U
Canvey Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A huge fortress and prison just outside Mahon. A lot to see and did not complete all of it so will have to return next year. Don't miss the 300 metre tunnel. No refreshments available only soft drinks machine which was a bit disappointing so take some nibbles and water.

1 Thank Alan M
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Wow!! This fort was amazing and well worth the trek round all of it. By far the best for we have personally visited! It is an amazing trip back in time and remarkably well preserved. The views are plentiful from many different spots. Don't be afraid to go down the dark corridors or explore a little as a little gem... More 

1 Thank Clive B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Well worth a visit - allow around three hours to see all of the fortifications - don't miss the long underground tunnel!

1 Thank JoeGBradford
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

La Mola is a great day out; it's full of hidden treasures to discover and the loophole gallery is amazing. I guess it could be tricky for anyone with walking disabilities but there are buggies that could take you round with a guide. I had a small fall whilst there and ended up having a cast on my lower leg... More 

1 Thank TStevenson
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

fantastic day out so much history to enjoy.this is my second vist,visted 7 years ago.maybe not for small children.it feels like you are walking in the footsteps of the soldiers sailors of the past and it gives me a prickly sensation on the back of my neck i think its probably haunted.the loopholed gallery is just fantastic.the highlight of la... More 

1 Thank jane c
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Great few hours spent in this vast fortress exploring the tunnels, buildings and cannons. Very very long walk for young ones and not overly pushchair friendly by design as to be expected. We deliberately went on a windy overcast day, if it was hot it could of been a real gruelling walk. Could do with a decent cafe and better... More 

1 Thank Steve H

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