The San Isidro Military Base in Mahón has once again hosted the celebration of the Patron Saints of the Arms and Corps of the Army in Menorca, which this year coincides with the fifth centenary of Santa Bárbara as patron saint of the Spanish Artillery. The act, carried out this morning, consisted of a mass. . .
On November 22, the fourth and last meeting of this year of the Permanent Commission of the Military Consortium of Menorca (COMPER) was held in the Palace of Isabel II. The event took place in the meeting room of the former headquarters of the Military Government of Menorca, instead of the usual place for such. . .
Catherine II’s interest in Menorca became even more evident, if possible, in 1781, in the context of her minister Potemkin’s policy. The British historian William Coxe, who handled abundant diplomatic documentation, assures that England was willing in 1781 to cede the Island to the Czarina, in exchange for certain conditions. Of course Russia always aspired. . .
Last Friday, October 28, the Military Archbishop of Spain, Monsignor Juan Antonio Aznárez Cobo, carried out a pastoral visit to our Island. Specifically, the Monsignor had the opportunity to see the Castle of San Felipe, the Fortress of Isabel II ( La Mola) and the Naval Base, in the port of Mahón, where he officiated. . .
In the second half of the 18th century, Catherine II of Russia showed special interest in acquiring the island of Menorca. In this effort, the continuous visits made by the Russian fleet to Mahón, during the second British domination, take on meaning. Let us remember, for example, the best known; the one carried out by. . .
IB3 TV’s Imaginari program dedicated one of its slots to the legend of the White Lady of La Mola, a fictional and horror story based on real events that occurred in the Fortress of Isabel II during the Spanish Civil War. In the northern area of La Mola fortress in Menorca, in the so-called Punta. . .
At the end of last September, a visit was made by representatives of the CEOE Foundation, in order to study possible ways of recovery, enhancement and tourist exploitation of the Castillo de San Felipe and thus be able to publicize this wonder of historical heritage. Menorca, which, due to the complexity of its situation, is. . .
The Diario Menorca published an article about the Military Consortium of Menorca last September 25 with a large virtual image of the Castillo de San Felipe, in which you can see what is preserved of this monument today and what was once moment The article, published on a double page with a large central image,. . .
Yesterday the second meeting of the current year of the Permanent Commission of the Minorca Military Consortium was held. The event was held in the multifunctional room of the Castle of San Felipe, instead of the usual one for such meetings, which is the Military Museum of Menorca in the Plaza Esplanada de Es Castell.. . .
Lieutenant General Alejandro Escámez Fernández, Chief of the Canary Islands Command, is making his first visit to the units under his command located in the Balearic Islands, yesterday and until tomorrow, Thursday the 22nd of this month. In accordance with the provisions of Defense Order 708 of July 27, 2020, on September 1 of that. . .