During this month of February, when the fortress is closed to the public, it is possible to make guided tours in groups of different sizes, from 1 to 20 people, subject to possible changes that may occur in the regulations as a result of the incidence of the pandemic caused for the coronavirus. The price. . .
This coastal defense tower was built upon the arrival of the English in the last period of occupation of Menorca in 1798, when they found the island’s defenses dismantled. Newly built the tower received the name of Stuart, who was then the general governor of Menorca. Later it was also known as Torre de Binisaida. . .
Colonel Javier Castro, director of the Menorca Military Consortium, has reached professional retirement and has been fired from this position that he has held since October 2018. During these two years and three months he has worked tirelessly with the aim of restoring, promoting, promoting and, ultimately, highlighting the important historical heritage managed by the. . .
The image that this article illustrates corresponds to the entrance to the Hornabeque of the Isabel II Fortress, La Mola, an enclosure that has a wide and deep pit with entrance angles with gunboats and, in its central part, the Hornabeque, which reinforced the defense of land access to the fortress. The artillery of the. . .
The port of Mahón has always been a strategic place that for many years has suffered from the siege of innumerable enemy warships. There was a time when it was necessary to use a system to prevent maritime traffic in the area, military strategists needed to have that control at the point of the mouth. . .
The Optics and Shooting Calculation Room is one of the multiple exhibition rooms of the Menorca Military Museum, located in Plaça Esplanada, in the center of the municipality of Es Castell. In this room an abundant collection of measuring devices for the calculation of aim, precise for the shooting of batteries, rangefinders with horizontal and. . .
At the end of 1896, the construction works began on the Canal de San Jorge, later called Alfonso XIII, with the aim of improving the maritime link between La Mola and Mahón. The initial work consisted of clearing large masses of land, coming from the emptying of the canal box above and below the sea. . .
In 1798 the English built in front of the Castillo de San Felipe, at the point where Lazareto Island is located, a defense tower, the Torre de San Felipet, whose objective was to cross fires with the gunboats located in the Castle to try bring down the enemy ships that tried to enter the port. . .
From its earliest times, the castle of San Felipe played a leading role in the history of Menorca. In fact, without having finished the work, in 1558 he already rejected the Turkish squadron of Pialí at the entrance of the port of Mahón. In the eighteenth century, the War of the Spanish Succession had a. . .
The Military Consortium of Menorca has numerous publications of interest that tell us about historical events that took place in Menorca, whose historical and cultural interest is beyond doubt. These literary works are a great legacy to better understand our roots, how our ancestors lived on the island and how they suffered the different invasions. . .