Category Archives: St. Philip Castle

The French occupation of Menorca (1756 – 1763)

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 That same day the 300 English soldiers from the Ciutadella garrison had withdrawn towards Maó, and the juries of the old capital offered no resistance to occupy the city.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,. . .

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The chapel of the Castillo de San Felipe

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. . .

Article about the Castle of San Felipe published in the Diario Menorca

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. . .

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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. . .

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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. . .

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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. . .

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,. . .

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