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La Mola de Menorca

Address: Apartado de correos 104, 07700 Mahon, Minorca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 971 36 40 40
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Mahon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: The Fortress of Isabel II was built between the years 1850 and 1875; it is located in one of the...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: 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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127 attraction reviews
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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 It was built when technical revolution would affect the artillery systems of the day, so it was outdated before completion.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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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Mahon, Spain
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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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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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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