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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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Fantastic for children to explore the tunnels

This is a site worth setting aside a few hours to visit. It is fascinating and you can take your time investigating all the areas. Kids can have a great time exploring and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Yvonne E
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Great Glen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great visit here, fully recommend to come here. Great fun! Need to take camera for lots of photos. Well worth the price. Excellent place for views of port and Mao.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a site worth setting aside a few hours to visit. It is fascinating and you can take your time investigating all the areas. Kids can have a great time exploring and climbing.

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ARMAGH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day. Exploring,history and hide and seek. Entrance less than 25 euro 2 adults + 2 kids(14+8yrs). We didn't hire a golf buggy and although the site is huge I think you would miss out on some of the really interesting vast underground tunnels if you took the buggy because you come out of the tunnels in totally... 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. Also, thank you for your kind remarks about our staff... More 

Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Mola is a really good day out. They say give it at least 2 hours, but that is if you don't stop walking. To take in the views, story boards and the atmosphere I would leave a good 3 hours to do it justice. There is a lot of walking, some of it over uneven ground. But what a... More 

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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 must agree with you about the stunning views the Fortress has. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again in the future. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massive fort with very interesting history. Price for 2 adults with audio guide was €19. Unfortunately the paths through the fort are not all buggy friendly. Especially not for twin buggies. There are a lot of steps and some paths have such deep gravel you have to pull the buggy through with massive force. The lady at the entrance was... 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 accurate opinions! Your opinion is very important to us. We hope to see you soon in la Mola. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this fort by chance and what a find. Allow at least 2.5 hours to go around and a good pair of shoes. This is an extremely large fort set over a large area and a fantastic piece of Spanish history. The views are breath taking and the audio information guides were great You will not be disappointed and... 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 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited La Mola a few years ago. We were surprised how long the visit was and probably not suitable for people who cannot walk long distances. Lovely places to sit and watch the world go by. Interesting and knformative and lots to see.

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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 

Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fort with quite a history. No cafe so take food and water! There is a good walk to the head where there is a big gun. Enjoy the views!

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

Dear customer, Thank you 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. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

Mahon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years this wonderful Fortress in an amazing position has been lovingly restored. It is vast and it is not something that is visited fleetingly. Seeped in history. You can really see that its position was strategic during difficult times over the centuries.

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Dear customer, Thank you 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. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa de la Mola More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a site well worth visiting if you are interested in the historical aspects of Menorca. It is really well preserved with lots of secret passages and nooks and crannies that make you feel like you're on a real adventure. Some of the views across the port are sublime and there was a great little exhibition about military hospitals... More 

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Dear customer, Thank you 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 regret to hear that the vending machines were empty on your visit; occasionally on very busy days we are unable to fill them immediately. Yours sincerely, Fortalesa la Mola More 

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