Category Archives: La Mola

The French Duke of Montpensier, Antonio de Orleans, prisoner at La Mola

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. . .

Report from the EFE Agency on La Mola

La Mola has been the subject of a report by the EFE Agency on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the approval of the decree by which the abolition of compulsory military service was formalized.   The Diario Menorca has published this report in which the legend of the fortress is revealed due to. . .

First meeting of the current year of the Permanent Commission of the Menorca Military Consortium

Today the first meeting of this year of the Permanent Commission of the Menorca Military Consortium was held.   The event was held in the meeting room of the Menorca Military Museum, located in the Plaza Explanada of the Es Castell municipality. During the meeting, the initiatives carried out to date and some future projects. . .

Monuments managed by the Menorca Military Consortium

The fear that the rich heritage that the Ministry of Defense has in the Port of Mahón would deteriorate, as it was left unused by the Army, led to the need to create a body made up of entities that would be involved in the restoration and conservation project of the same, with a common. . .

Are the Navarone canyons in Menorca?

In the Fortress of Queen Elizabeth II, popularly known as La Mola, there is “The Piece” as the military knows it, a marvel of engineering from the early 20th century. It is the Vickers 381 mm cannon. There were six in Menorca and as many in the Peninsula. They are the largest caliber guns ever. . .

The White Lady, the ghost of La Mola

A little north of this canyon, near Punta de l’Esperó (easternmost point in Spain) is the place where a spooky legend is born that scared for years the recruits who on cold winter nights had to guard the sentries exposed to the wind. It was said that at night the White Lady’s moans could be. . .

The surrender of Menorca in February 1939

The Surrender of Menorca was one of the last episodes of the Spanish Civil War. It took place on the island of Menorca, between February 4 and 9, 1939, when the military governor of the island and head of the Mahón naval base, Lieutenant Commander Luis González de Ubieta negotiated the surrender with a Francoist. . .

Guided visits to the Fortress of La Mola

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. . .

The director of the Menorca Military Consortium retires

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 Hornabeque of La Mola

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. . .

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