In 1709, General Stanhope sent Brigadier Petit and military engineer Durand to Menorca, who soon began the works to expand the Castle, while the British Royal Navy set up the arsenal and the Naval Hospital on the Isla del Rey, in the port of Mahón. The layout of the Castillo de San Felipe was, after. . .
Great success of participation in the free guided visits to the Sant Felip castle for the residents of Es Castell, which were carried out weekly during the months of June, July and August, and fortnightly during the months of September and October. Despite the COVID restrictions, which limited the size of the groups, a. . .
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. . .
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. . .
On April 18, 1756 (Easter day) 12,000 French soldiers landed in Ciutadella under the command of the Duke of Richelieu. That same day the 300 English soldiers from the Ciutadella garrison had withdrawn towards Maó, and the juries of the old capital offered no resistance to occupy the city. The French troops, crossing the island,. . .
The English reoccupied Menorca in 1798 in response to the alliance of Spain and France in the treaty of San Ildefonso. Thus began the last British domination of the Island that lasted 4 years and during which the Castle of San Felipe and new defense towers were rebuilt, so that this time was highlighted by. . .
The chapel that had existed in the castle of San Felipe had been covered by successive demolitions and remained hidden until recently. Discovering it was possible thanks to Philip Denis, who brought a map from the British archive of Kew Gardens, in London, which facilitated its location. It is documented that in 1589 the chapel. . .
On July 23, the Diario Menorca published an article about the Castle of San Felipe in the pages of the special Sant Jaume, dedicated to the festivities of the municipality of Es Castell. Despite the fact that, for the second year in a row, the municipalities of Menorca cannot celebrate their festivals as established by. . .
Several years ago, a trip to the 18th century was performed at the Castle of San Felipe, with the hiring of actors and extras, firing 18th century cannons and muskets from 1707. Everything was done and represented as in the past, the same uniforms, the voices according to the Ordinances of Charles III, was fired. . .