Category Archives: St. Philip Castle

When intimacy is interpreted as betrayal. Minorca 1781 (chapter 1)

On August 19, 1781, the squad of Lieutenant General Duke of Crillon, supported by a contingent of French troops, landed in Menorca to conquer its territory. From then on, the old ambition of recovering one of the two enclaves lost by the Spanish Crown after the War of Succession ended began to materialize. Due to. . .

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Menorca taken by the English

In September 1706 the Allied fleet supported the uprisings of the people of Ibiza and Mallorca to proclaim Charles king of Spain. Once the Bourbons capitulated, the fleet withdrew to winter in Atlantic ports. The following month, the Menorcans were debating between two options: wait for the arrival of the Allied fleet or get up. . .

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La Razón article on the Spanish recovery of Menorca

The national newspaper La Razón published on February 4 the anniversary of the recovery of Menorca by the Spanish Navy on the same day in the year 1782, now 240 years ago. At that time, the Island was under British rule and, as reflected verbatim in said report, “the capture of Menorca was of great. . .

The Playmobil and the military history of Menorca

On February 1st, Diario Menorca dedicated its section “Mira Menorca” to a very curious and original piece of news about the initiative of an individual who, through the Las Fortificaciones de Menorca Instagram account, is dedicated to recreating episodes from history military of the Island using Playmobil dolls dressed in the military costumes of the. . .

Success of the free guided visits to the castle of Sant Felip

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. . .

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The life of the pirates on board and the “Joc Mahonés”

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. . .

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The siege of the Castle of San Felipe

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. . .

New visiting hours of the monuments

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. . .

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