On September 4, 1535, at the height of the Ottoman power in the Mediterranean, the pirate Barbarossa, in revenge for the assault on the city of Algiers by the hosts of Carlos I, entered through the roadstead of Mahón, devastated the island and took 800 hostages from Menorca to Constantinople to sell as slaves. Due. . .
The Fortress of Isabel II (La Mola) has received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. This award is a recognition for receiving high scores of travelers (visitors to the monument) constantly for 5 consecutive years. This recognition helps travelers identify, book and visit places that provide good service. In other words, this award rewards businesses. . .
Colonel Víctor Manuel Herrero Álvarez chaired for the first time yesterday the meeting of the Permanent Commission of the Menorca Military Consortium It was also the first meeting for the new Secretary of the Consortium and director of the Military Museum, Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Javier Bartol Espinosa The event was held, as usual, in the. . .
Colonel Víctor Manuel Herrero Álvarez took office this morning as director of the Consortium of the Military Museum of Menorca and Historical Heritage of the Port of Mahón and Cala San Esteban, after the retirement of his predecessor, the colonel Javier Castro. Likewise, Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Javier Bartol Espinosa will be the new Secretary of. . .
In Menorca at the end of the 18th century, some coastal defense towers were built, by Spain first, and by Great Britain shortly thereafter. The towers of Spain were two, and eleven were built by Great Britain, during their respective dominations of Menorca. The construction of the two Spanish towers was carried out quickly to. . .
Menorca under British rule is the period of almost a century – the eighteenth – in the history of Menorca during which this island in the Balearic Islands (Spain) was under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Great Britain, since its conquest in 1708 by a Anglo-Dutch squadron in the midst of the Spanish War. . .
The Negocios TV channel, which is broadcast on Movistar +, issued a report about La Mola about a week ago. A team from the “Miradas Viajeras” program traveled to the Isabel II Fortress to record the images and interview the acting director of the Menorca Military Consortium, Lieutenant Colonel Francisco José Campo Largo. Through the. . .
In 1769 Admiral Grigori Spiridov’s squadron anchored Cala Figuera with a large part of the sick crew. Many died and were buried in the caves of said cove. Later his remains would be transferred to the La Mola cemetery where a monument would be raised 50 years later. In the 18th century, during the war. . .
The Menorca Military Consortium has produced posters with images of La Mola, the Castell de San Felipe and the Menorca Military Museum with the aim of attracting followers of their social networks. To make this process easy and fast for users, three QR codes have been created to directly access the YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. . .
More than 200 athletes have participated this morning in the XV Carrera Fortaleza de La Mola, an athletic event whose route has been carried out entirely inside the Isabel II Fortress (La Mola), a monumental, heritage and historical site of the island of Menorca with an approximate area of 1 square km. Juan Moreno, in. . .