Category Archives: St. Philip Castle

The old night visits to the castle of San Felipe

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. . .

The pirate Barbarossa and the “year of misfortune”

On September 4, 1535, at the height of the Ottoman power in the Mediterranean, the pirate Barbarossa, in revenge for the assault on the city of Algiers by the hosts of Carlos I, entered through the roadstead of Mahón, devastated the island and took 800 hostages from Menorca to Constantinople to sell as slaves. Due. . .

The Menorca Military Consortium publishes some informative posters about their social networks

The Menorca Military Consortium has produced posters with images of La Mola, the Castell de San Felipe and the Menorca Military Museum with the aim of attracting followers of their social networks. To make this process easy and fast for users, three QR codes have been created to directly access the YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. . .

The Consorcio Militar de Menorca offers discounts on tickets to its monuments

The Menorca Military Consortium offers you the possibility of acquiring, during your visit to the Isabel II Fortress in La Mola, a ticket to visit the Castle of San Felipe and / or the Military Museum of Menorca with a 50% discount. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know some of the most. . .

Free visits to the Castillo de San Felipe

Following the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the municipality of Es Castell, and with the aim of bringing the history and heritage of the town closer to all its residents, the town council and the Menorca Military Consortium have organized a series of Free guided visits to the Castillo de San. . .

The naval battle of Port Mahón

The collaborator of Es Diari, Fernando Serrano, published on May 20 of the current year in his section “Without hairs on the tongue” an article on the naval battle of Port Mahón, an event that, says the writer, “changed the history of Menorca ”. With the title “Four actors for a historical drama”, Fernando Serrano,. . .

The history of the Castillo de San Felipe

In March 1551 it was decided to fortify the defenses of Menorca, since they were very inadequate. For this, the Italian engineer Count Hugo de Cessane was commissioned to design a castle to defend the town and the port of Mahón. In 1552 the construction of the Castle of San Felipe began, and in 1556. . .

Periods of British occupation of the island of Menorca

Did you know that January 6 is celebrated in Spain as the Military Easter day and why? Military Easter commemorates the recovery of the island of Menorca after years of occupation by British troops. In 1782 Menorca returned to Spanish sovereignty after the victory over the British fleet, which had occupied the Island (of great. . .

The monuments managed by the Consortium open for Easter

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. . .

The Castell de Sant Felip volunteers

After the parenthesis of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, the Association Amics del Castell de Sant Felip intends to start, as soon as possible, the work of recovery of said enclave whose heritage and cultural value is indisputable. In an article published in the Diario Menorca, one of the promoters of the initiative who. . .

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