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. . .
Queen Elizabeth II, who was in Menorca, visited La Mola on September 18, 1860. Her Majesty was accompanied by the Ministers of War, Navy and Development, as well as foreign diplomats and various generals. Colonel Romero, head of the works, accompanied the Kings on their visit to each of the constructions that were being carried. . .
The image illustrated in this article corresponds to the Polvorín de la Reina, an interesting building located inside the La Mola enclosure. Precisely on December 4, the feast of Santa Bárbara was celebrated, the patron saint of the professions that handle explosives (due to the legend of lightning) and especially of the miners. In fact,. . .
These bridge days are the last that La Mola keeps its doors open for visits until next February. It is a good occasion to visit the monument and buy some original gifts for this Christmas in the store. You can choose, for example, a cap, a good military history book and / or one of. . .
The Isabel II Fortress in La Mola yesterday hosted the start of the fifth edition of the 10/5 Milles Ciutat de Maó, a sports event in which a total of 200 athletes participated. The Menorca Military Consortium, the public body that manages this monument, appreciates the participation of all athletes.
The Hornabeque Room of the Isabel II Fortress in La Mola hosts until September 13 the exhibition The Journey to the Spice of Magallanes and Elcano, organized by the General Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Defense, through the General Sub-Directorate of Publications and Cultural Heritage, in order to contribute to the commemoration of the. . .
On July 1, La Mola reopened its doors to allow visits to its facilities. This reopening has been carried out by implementing all the security measures recommended by the health authorities, to avoid any contagion caused by the COVID-19 virus, offering an interesting leisure offer with the main novelty of the expansion of the “escape. . .
For this summer, La Fortaleza de Isabel II in La Mola offers a wide range of entertainment with different activities, including its latest Escape Room. This activity, which is offered under the heading of “The last visit”, is practiced in galleries of about 200 square meters that were built, according to legend, in the darkest. . .
The Isabel II Fortress in La Mola is one of the largest European fortresses built in the 19th century, with a magnificent layout and excellent conservation. With the island devoid of fortifications after the demolition of the Castillo de San Felipe in the time of Carlos III (1782) and with the “entente cordiale” between France. . .