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La Mola de Menorca

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Address: Apartado de correos 104, 07700 Mahon, Minorca, Spain
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+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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If you are interested in military history, and the island of Menorca, this is a must. Huge ! Good day out.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in military history, and the island of Menorca, this is a must. Huge ! Good day out.

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

Hello, Thank you for leaving your opinion about La Mola fort. We appreciate your positive reply. It is a big site! Always the option of the shorter route for those with less time and energy. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your day out. Hope to see you back again in the future! Regards. More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 596 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

La Mola has a protection wall all around the fortress with artileriy, pieces, also there is a prison where people was tortured; you can visit the fortress with a guide who gives all historical informations.

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

Thank you for leaving your opinion of La Mola fort. We hope you enjoyed your tour. Hope to see you again in the future! Regards. More 

Singapore
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

An important part of Minorcas history. Be prepared and wear sensible shoes as it not for the faint hearted. Worth every minute.

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

Thank you for leaving a comment about the fort on TripAdvisor, with such a sensible recommendation. We hope to see you back again! Kind regards. More 

Wolvertem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your opinion of La Mola fort. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your tour with it's panoramic views. We hope to see you in the future! Regards. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

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

Thank you for leaving such a detailed opinion of La Mola fortress. Wee are pleased to see you enjoyed not only the historical aspect of the fort but also the wonderful birdlife to be spotted from within the grounds. We appreciate the faact that you have taken the time to leave an opinion on TripAdvisor. Regards. More 

Cumbria
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Olga L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at La Mola de Menorca, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave an opinion. Always good advice to check directly with the fort on opening times We hope you enjoyed the tour of La Mola! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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