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Fortaleza De Isabel II

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Fantastic Fortress

Wow what fabulous views, a brilliant, inexpensive day out. We booked the water taxi I think it... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Well Worth a Visit

Although this venue is visible from Mahon, it is not the easiest place to get to -- you will need a... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Wellington, United Kingdom
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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 constituiting one of the best examples of late XIXth Century military architecture. This is a huge...more
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Carretera Mola, 07700, Mahon, Menorca, Spain
+34 971 36 40 40
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

This is a fantastic fortress ,the television series hornblower was filmed here , just walking around you can feel the history oozing out of the casemates and gun positions ,,if you go in the spring the area around the fortress is awash with beautiful wild...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Wow what fabulous views, a brilliant, inexpensive day out. We booked the water taxi I think it cost around 12Euros each way for both of us, on the harbour front near the yellow catamarans, the skipper was friendly and helpful and came back for us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Although this venue is visible from Mahon, it is not the easiest place to get to -- you will need a hire car or an organised coach trip. It is a huge site with many gravel tracks and paths, so we would not really recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We came here with our 10 year old son and loved it - we wished we’d come earlier in the day as we ran out of time to explore the whole place... and we were here approx 3 hours! There isn’t anything ‘interactive’ to do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michelle-hobbitgirl
Reviewed October 15, 2018

If you like history and exploring, this place is for you. We got a taxi from Mahon bus station, it's around 14 Euros each way, then 8 Euros each for entry into the fort.. We spent all day here and didn't see the whole site,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rover_driver
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking, and easy access. Be prepared for a long walk! We spent over 3 hours here (couple of refreshment breaks). Full of history.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 706ianr
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This fort was an outdated folly even when it was being built. But what a gigantic outstanding creation of stone masonry, quite astonishing. Well presented commentary on headphones. It’s worth viewing from a harbour boat trip to appreciate the vast size.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Grandadlen
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Went on a short, whistle stop tour of the fort as part of organised hotel trip so didn't get to see everything. Fascinating place and history. Spectacular views too. Be prepared to spend a few hours there if you want to see explore all parts....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julz1
Reviewed October 4, 2018

As with other reviews on this . .would highly recommend a visit if you walk the whole place it will take a good couple of hours but worth every step the views are amazing. Plenty of place to sit. If you have children with you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SampiePolly
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

A great location at the entrance to Mahón harbour. Free parking and a low entrance fee. Views are great as well as the very well signed walk around the old fort. Great for history and really huge. Takes at least two hours to see most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kate D
September 27, 2017|
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Response from LaMolaL | Property representative |
No, we dont have any restaurants, but we have cafe and water machines. You can take your lunch at different zones in the fortress.
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Lisle P
July 2, 2017|
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Response from LaMolaL | Property representative |
You can bring the biclcle insite of the Fortress.
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