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The Military Museum of Menorca closes three months for renovations

The Military Museum of Menorca will be closed to the public for renovations from Monday to February 28, 2022. The works to be undertaken by the Menorca Military Consortium are intended to carry out a comprehensive reform of the electrical installation throughout the Museum building. This initiative aims to improve the comprehensive lighting of all. . .

In 2022 the fifth centenary of Santa Bárbara will be celebrated as the patron saint of the Spanish Artillery

The San Isidro Military Base in Mahón has once again hosted the celebration of the Holy Patrons of Arms and Corps of the Army in Menorca. The act, carried out this morning, consisted of a mass officiated by the Bishop of Menorca, Monsignor Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer, the pertinent speeches and a parade featuring the. . .

Brief manuscript on the history of Menorca

The Diario Menorca publishes in its edition of November 29 “A little-known manuscript in Menorca”, in reference to Pascual Gayangos, a millionaire, bibliophile and scholar who bought countless manuscripts, many from the Balearic Islands in general and from Menorca in particular. In his legacy there is a 12-page manuscript relating to our Island, undated but. . .

British extension of Castillo de San Felipe

In 1709, General Stanhope sent Brigadier Petit and military engineer Durand to Menorca, who soon began the works to expand the Castle, while the British Royal Navy set up the arsenal and the Naval Hospital on the Isla del Rey, in the port of Mahón. The layout of the Castillo de San Felipe was, after. . .

The Carlos III Room in the Military Museum of Menorca

In April 1779, while Menorca was under the second British government under the command of Governor Murray, a new maritime war broke out between England and France-Spain, which was fought in the American colonies. Spain had not given up on recovering Menorca and the Marquis de Solleric from Mallorca was in charge of weaving a. . .

Success of the free guided visits to the castle of Sant Felip

Great success of participation in the free guided visits to the Sant Felip castle for the residents of Es Castell, which were carried out weekly during the months of June, July and August, and fortnightly during the months of September and October.   Despite the COVID restrictions, which limited the size of the groups, a. . .

Music with lead soldiers

The Diario Menorca publishes on Monday, November 15, in its section “Mira Menorca”, a report on the exhibition in the Military Museum of Menorca of 14 military bands from different countries, formed by tin soldiers, thanks to the donation of Lluís Guasteví, a lover of music and a pacifist who for 25 years was collecting. . .

Arrival in Ciutadella of the Company of Machine Guns of Battalion number 3

The Iris Setmanari presents another historical document from the 20th century, filmed in 1936 by Luis Saura Sintes, who captured with his film camera the arrival of the Company of Machine Guns of Battalion number 3 to Ciutadella, coming from Castellón de la Plana. This military detachment arrived in Menorca because the Italians had invaded. . .

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