The Menorca Military Consortium recommends the following article published on the La Mola website (www.fortalesalamola.com) about some examples of the artillery pieces that were used in the fortress during the 19th and 20th centuries. This news shows that “the first guns used were smooth bronze cannons of 15 and 21 cm muzzle-loading with a short. . .
The Maó City Council has decided to celebrate Book Day again on April 23 and the Menorca Military Consortium will be faithful to the annual appointment with its numerous publications. It is important to remember that the health situation of last year led to the transfer of the traditional Book Festival, from April 23 to. . .
The first edition of La Mola War Race arrives in Menorca, scheduled for October 2 and 3 of the current year, a sporting event that had to be held during the same dates last year but had to be postponed “sine die” due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. This event will turn the. . .
The Menorca Military Consortium continues with its literary proposals corresponding to the extensive collection of publications published by said public body. Today we recommend reading the book “The defenses of Fornells and its environment on the island of Menorca”, whose author is, once again, the prolific author Francisco Fornals Villalonga (D.E.P.). You already know, if. . .
On November 30, 1920, at dusk, the ship “Giralda” left the port of Barcelona with 36 anarcho-syndicalist militants and the lawyer and councilor of the Barcelona City Council, Lluís Companys, who were detained in the Barcelona Modelo prison, bound for the fortress of La Mola. Among the prisoners was Salvador Seguí Rubinat (Lleida, September 23,. . .
Lieutenant Colonel Francisco José Campo Largo, acting director of the Menorca Military Consortium, was recently in the studies of Onda Cero Menorca to explain the work that this body is doing for the conservation, restoration and promotion of the monuments that it currently manages. During the extensive interview, Campo announced the publication of a new. . .
The Balearic Islands Port Authority (APB) has reported the start of work on the installation of a new beacon at Punta de s’Esperó in the port of Mahón last February, which, as planned, will last for three months. . As the Diario Menorca published on March 9, “in particular, the light source and the photovoltaic. . .
The Isabel II Fortress, popularly known as La Mola, the Castillo de San Felipe and the Menorca Military Museum will open their doors to visitors during the Holy Week holidays. Specifically, La Mola will open from tomorrow, Friday until Monday, April 5 (Easter Monday), except on March 29, when it will remain closed, from 10. . .
On March 15, 1871, the steamer “Menorca” left the port of Barcelona for Mahón, carrying a French aristocrat (Spanish by marriage), Antonio de Orleans, Duke of Montpensier, destined for the prison of the fortress of La Mola. for not swearing loyalty to the new king of Spain (Amadeo I of Savoy), to whose crown he. . .
After the parenthesis of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, the Association Amics del Castell de Sant Felip intends to start, as soon as possible, the work of recovery of said enclave whose heritage and cultural value is indisputable. In an article published in the Diario Menorca, one of the promoters of the initiative who. . .