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La Mola de Menorca

Apartado de correos 104, 07700 Mahon, Menorca, Spain
+34 971 36 40 40
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Interesting

This is quite a large fort to explore. We spent about 2 hours here. There are audio guides to give... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chloe R
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Incredible

This place really is amazing. 8 Euros entry (extra for audio guide, Ebike or buggy), but enough to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michael p
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Bellingham, 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 historic fort, open to the public, situated at the mouth of the harbour of Mahon. Guided tours are available (with prior booking) but you can walk freely with handsets. Itis well organised.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Apartado de correos 104, 07700 Mahon, Menorca, Spain
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+34 971 36 40 40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is quite a large fort to explore. We spent about 2 hours here. There are audio guides to give you plenty of military and general information. The route is quite rutted and rough in places and the tunnels and underground galleries are not well...More

Thank Chloe R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place really is amazing. 8 Euros entry (extra for audio guide, Ebike or buggy), but enough to keep you exploring for hours, or even days, it just goes on and on. I spent about three and a half hours walking round the site and...More

Thank michael p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this fort today and had a brilliant time. €8 entry fee, great value if u want to walk around this vast site but we opted to hire the electric golf cart to get to the outer reaches of the fort and the...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like visiting castles and other historic sites, but had no idea just how extensive this would be. The defensive design was very interesting, and it is almost a shame that it was never attacked.

Thank Dodger44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good excursion for a dull day on the island. The fort is huge and disorientating, with some great vantage points for firing cannonballs at ships in the bay. Parts are well preserved or restored but the signage and the visual explanation could...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing fortress ; you must visit this attraction Interesting displays and treasures of historical interest and fascinating underground passages. Superb views from different vantage points. . A day's outing which will entertain the whole family.

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fortress was mostly built in the 19th C under the reign of queen Isabella II. I went there by bicycle from Mahon and it is about 10 km with 100 m or so of climbing. There are a number of hills on the way....More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on the return trip with the water taxi from Es Castells. Great way to arrive at this monumental place. Great journey and only costs 12€ return. We were lucky to be the only ones on the boat, huge plus!! The fort itself is worth...More

Thank ScotDavid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort cannot fail to impress through its sheer size. Only a fraction is publicly accessible but that is quite sufficient, with lots of underground passages, gun emplacements, decaying buildings etc. The less mobile can hire golf buggies or the more adventurous oversized mountain bikes:...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit, the first being a good three or four years ago. Things are improving slowly, but let's be honest, the cost of renovating every part of this massive fort would cost millions. Nevertheless, the custodians of this monument are doing a...More

Thank Wol V
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Kate D
27 September 2017|
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Response from La Mola L | 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
2 July 2017|
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Response from La Mola L | Property representative |
You can bring the biclcle insite of the Fortress.
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alexanderd59
25 April 2017|
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Response from Lyndsay T | Reviewed this property |
I'd definitely hire a car. it cost me €45 for a week last week! we went with OK rent a car and had a little micra. perfect!
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