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,. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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 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. . .