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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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This fortress was build in order to protect the island and was ment to be an arsenal. Many years and more people were needed to complete rise up of it near the coast of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wolvertem, Belgium
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Wolvertem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fortress was build in order to protect the island and was ment to be an arsenal. Many years and more people were needed to complete rise up of it near the coast of Mahon. Although it has never had utility It is well worth a visit. You'll be surprised by its greatness.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful site for those who love fortified buildings,looking unsurprising like the isle of Portland, was crowned by the large 15" Vickers Naval artillery pieces, similar to the guns on many WW2 RN Battleships, including HMS Hood. The guided tour of these for an extra 2 Euros, is well worth it So much to explore and great fun with all the... More 

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

amazing fortress, seems to never end. loved the ruined barracks and 15 inch guns. check opening times before visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Spectacular impressive fortress, and skilled masonry which is fascinating. Allow at least three hours to see it as the site is vast. Summer opening 10.00 - 14.00. Tuesday - Sunday so arrive promptly, and leave your high heels at home.

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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thanks for taking time to share your recent experience in La Mola Fortress. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again in the future. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

Canvey Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A great day out visiting historic fortress and prison. A lot of walking and not for the faint hearted. It was a little disappointing that there in no cafe just some vending machines, however a great day.

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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your review on your recent visit to la Mola fortress. Your opinion is very important to us and we are very grateful for your comments. We hope to see you soon in la Mola. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This by far is the best military fortress on the island which takes a good few hours to explore . The fortress is a labyrinth of underground tunnels which seem to go on for miles this is best explored mid day as the temperature is a lot cooler in the tunnels .There is one particular tunnel that extends for 285... More 

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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your review on your recent visit to la Mola fortress. Your opinion is very important to us and we are very grateful for your comments. We hope to see you soon in la Mola. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

Nottingham
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

It's a huge area with little to see and no coffee shop! There are a couple of view points but really you don't have to pay anything to see great views from other parts of the island. Not for me.

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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thanks for taking time to share your recent experience in La Mola Fortress. We appreciate your comments. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is massive.... the views all around ate fantastic and the history is amazing. There are corridors that seem to go on for miles and you will go up and down numerous stairs. The is a golf buggy option and a long or "short" tour option, but the later is a shorter version of the long tour. An amazing... More 

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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for sharing your comments on your experience in la Mola Fortress. It is an honour for us that you have taken the time to share your opinions. We have taken into account your kind remarks and we hope you have the opportunity to return again soon. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

La mola really is a must visit place, but you can't get there by public transport. The views are spectacular and the arched gallery is something that can't be described...

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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for your review on your recent visit to la Mola fortress. Your opinion is very important to us and we are very grateful for your comments. We hope to see you soon in la Mola. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Spent approximately three and a half hours walking and exploring the site, with the aid of a four seater buggy. The site is huge, it is so spread out that without the buggy you would need to allow five to six hours to see it all. It is very impressive with some terrific buildings tunnels and cannons all across the... More 

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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for sharing your comments on your experience in la Mola Fortress. It is an honour for us that you have taken the time to share your opinions. We have taken into account your kind remarks and we hope you have the opportunity to return again soon. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

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