Category Archives: St. Philip Castle

Presentation of the book “Castillo de San Felipe. Historical and Architectural Study”

           Mahón, January 19, 2024 The Menorca Military Consortium has published a new publication on the Castillo de San Felipe and next Friday, January 26, its presentation to the general public will take place. The General Commander of the Balearic Islands, Major General Fernando Luis Gracia Herreiz, will attend this event. . .

Visit to the Castle of San Felipe del president of the Insular Council of Menorca

Mahón, December 27, 2023   On December 22, San Felipe Castle received a visit from the president of the Menorcan Island Council, Adolfo Vilafranca, accompanied by the Minister of Culture, Joan Pons, and the Minister of the Environment, Simón Gornés.   Colonel Víctor Manuel Herrero Álvarez acted as host and accompanied them during the visit,. . .

Visit to the Castle of San Felipe of the Association from Neighbors Molí des Pla de Mahón

The Neighborhood Association of the Molí des Pla de Mahón neighborhood visited the San Felipe Castle this weekend. Accompanied at all times by our guide Fernando Serrano, they toured the main locations of the monument, which is already becoming well known as the “great hidden fortress”, due to the large number of underground tunnels hidden. . .

Visit to Menorca of the Spanish Commission of Military History (CEHISMI)

The Spanish Commission of Military History (CEHISMI) held its regular monthly meeting last October 2 on the Island, under the presidency of the Lieutenant General of the Marine Infantry, His Excellency. Mr. Francisco de Paula Bisbal Pons, director of CESEDEN and President of CEHISMI. Taking advantage of their stay on the Island, the members of. . .

Scottish draftsman John Archer’s report on the French bombardment of the castle of San Felipe (1756)

Among the collections of the Royal Trust we can find an unprecedented manuscript of about fifty pages written by the (presumably) Scottish engineer John Archer, which explains the reasons why some British commanders, entrenched in the Castle of San Felipe, did not want to capitulate to the French who finally occupied Menorca between 1756 and. . .

Stories from the Military Museum of Menorca (and 4): Spanish Castle of San Felipe

In 1552 the studies and preparations began, but the construction order was dated June 15, 1554 according to a project by the engineer Juan Bautista Calví. The construction of the castle lasted for 20 years, although throughout the second half of the 16th century it was constantly evolving and improving its structure. It was a. . .

The Consortium presents the novelties of the year 2023 and the new museographic and museum discourse of the Military Museum of Menorca

La Mola is promoted through a agreement with the airline Easy Jet The Military Consortium of Menorca has carried out in recent months an important remodeling of the Military Museum of Menorca, located in the Plaza Explanada in the municipality of Es Castell, in such a way that the museographic discourse has been lightened and,. . .

The barracks of the Arrabal del Castillo de San Felipe in the municipality of Es Castell

Francisco Fornals Villalonga (Mahón, June 8, 1924 – September 26, 2018) was a Menorcan soldier and specialist in the history of Menorcan fortifications. His facet as a scholar and specialist in fortifications and military issues on the island of Menorca is complemented by the publication of more than fifty articles in different newspapers and magazines,. . .

Engineer Pat Mackellar’s proposal for move the suburb of San Felipe (and 2)

The present dilapidated condition of the buildings (mentioned in the previous chapter), together with the precarious situation of the inhabitants and the unpleasant way in which the troops were quartered, were more than enough reasons to request the transfer of the Arrabal. The dilapidated condition of the place was perfectly illustrated in an attached plan. . .

Engineer Pat Mackellar’s Proposal to move the Arrabal de San Felipe

On February 10, 1764, the chief engineer of Menorca, Pat Mackellar, proposed the transfer of the Arrabal de San Felipe because it was too close to the fortification. In fact, it is one of the accepted maxims for the defense of fortified sites: move everything that is in the sight of the cannon since it. . .

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