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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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Amazing huge fort complex

This fort cannot fail to impress through its sheer size. Only a fraction is publicly accessible... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thomas M
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Re-visit. Getting better and was pretty good before.

This was my second visit, the first being a good three or four years ago. Things are improving... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wol V
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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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Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving at this site is the most impressive thing about it. It is huge and built specifically to defend this strategic Med island although it was never used in anger. (Rather like a number of our coastal castles!) There are goupings of interest - 2...More

Thank Sotontraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took 7 and9 year old boys. We arrived with boys not knowing what we would be seeing and straight away their imaginations took hold. I had read an old review suggesting entry would be 10 euros when in fact it cost 24 euros for the...More

Thank ginny c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the hottest time of day because we are English! Had 2 ish hours there , we only covered the site in that time by hiring the golf buggy which helped us to see the whole site. Think could have spent 4 hours...More

1  Thank nickmark1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could see this huge fortress from our hotel, so we decided to drive round the harbour to the other side and have a look. I wasn't expecting much but it was fascinating - an amazing construction. We spent over two hours there.

Thank B6WAF
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We tried to visit one day at just after 3 but no more entries so went the next day and it's really well set up, definitely take the headset guided tour, not very long but very informative and the local area is a tiny treasure!

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My husband's dream place with from old to new military equipment and settings. Beautiful location with fab vegetation and picturesque. The signs are good and audio guide excellent. Looks and machines for cold drinks and ice cream. As site so big good that buggies were...More

Thank the_finchley_lees
Reviewed 31 July 2017

As per the other reviews, we went for a visit on a cloudy day. It was just up the road from where we were staying and we decided to see what was at the end of the road not expecting this massive and impressive fort...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

What a magical place there is a lot of walking I followed the paths and managed 10,000 steps for those of you with fit bands. Do take a camera lots of photo opportunities. It's my third visit and it's still magaical I would def get...More

Thank Sdennis1978
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Lisle P
2 July 2017|
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You can bring the biclcle insite of the Fortress.
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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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Geoff W
26 March 2017|
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Response from Olga L | Property representative |
Good morning, Thanks for your interest in touring the fort. Guided tours are offered bi-lingually in Spanish and English, it is advisable to make guided toursby prior booking and check on timetables nearer to your... More
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