In the 18th century, the island went through three periods of British rule, interspersed with a brief French occupation and a few years of reincorporation to the Spanish Crown. All these changes greatly influenced local life by transforming economic conditions and to some extent the mentality and customs of the island. The War of the. . .
In the life of a privateer there are different moments, there are moments when it can be exciting, it can be tedious, it can be boring, it can be stressful and dangerous. They are monotonous trips, in harsh conditions that you don’t really know, like when you enter a hospital, when you enter but not. . .
The siege of the Castle of San Felipe by French troops in 1756 marked the end of almost 50 years of British occupation of the Island. It is one of the longest periods of domination of Menorca by the English, which ended after a tough battle with the troops of the French crown, which dealt. . .
A total of 50 professionals from all fields related to the knowledge, valorization, management and conservation of fortified heritage participate in La Mola in the International Congress ICOFORT Spain – Menorca 2020-2021, VII Fortifications Conference organized by the Association of Friends of the Castle de Montjuïc and the Fortress of Isabel II. This morning the. . .
The Isabel II La Mola Fortress will be the setting for the celebration of the ICOFORT Spain – Menorca 2020-2021 International Congress, VII Fortifications Days organized by the Association of Friends of Montjuïc Castle, from October 20 to 23 of the current year. This event was to be held last year (around the same dates),. . .
La Fortaleza de Isabel II La Mola has organized a new activity for families with children from 6 years of age (recommended). This activity is designed for the whole family to participate and, during it, you can learn about the history of Menorca, touring the fortress galleries and participating, at the same time, in the. . .
Every year on October 12, the National Holiday of Spain is celebrated, and for this reason, the premiere in cinemas next weekend of the film “Spain, the first globalization” becomes even more relevant. a film that focuses on defending and disseminating certain facts of our complex and exciting history. That story is what the documentary. . .
The Menorca Military Consortium has recovered a news item published by the Menorca newspaper in 2015 in which it is possible to observe how a group of fifths destined for Mahón, in the year 1964, spent their day off to do the military service. A video, edited in 8 millimeters, has been posted on a. . .
The Menorca of the Crown of Aragon benefited from its maritime and commercial splendor, but from the end of the 14th century the island experienced a drastic process of depopulation and economic decline. This process reached alarming heights in the 15th and 16th centuries, due to a plurality of reasons. Fundamentally the social struggles between. . .
The monuments managed by the Menorca Military Consortium (San Felipe Castle, Menorca Military Museum and Isabel II La Mola Fortress) have modified their visiting hours for this October that has just begun . The Castillo de San Felipe will open its doors for guided tours throughout the month of October on Tuesdays and Saturdays at. . .