Category Archives: St. Philip Castle

First meeting of the current year of the Permanent Commission of the Menorca Military Consortium

Today the first meeting of this year of the Permanent Commission of the Menorca Military Consortium was held.   The event was held in the meeting room of the Menorca Military Museum, located in the Plaza Explanada of the Es Castell municipality. During the meeting, the initiatives carried out to date and some future projects. . .

The underground defenses of the Castillo de San Felipe in the Port of Mahón

The unpleasant winter weather invites you to stay home reading a good book. The Menorca Military Consortium reminds you that it has an extensive collection of publications edited by said public body and, on this occasion, we recommend the book “The underground defenses of the Castillo de San Felipe in the Port of Mahón”, whose. . .

The Castle of San Felipe and the birth of the municipality of Es Castell

The history of the town of Es Castell dates back to the 16th century, all coinciding with the assault and looting of the Ottoman pirate Keir Eddin Redbeard, which occurred in 1535. From the result of this event, the Emperor Carlos I of Spain and V of Germany, decreed by the Royal order of July. . .

Monuments managed by the Menorca Military Consortium

The fear that the rich heritage that the Ministry of Defense has in the Port of Mahón would deteriorate, as it was left unused by the Army, led to the need to create a body made up of entities that would be involved in the restoration and conservation project of the same, with a common. . .

The history of Menorca at your fingertips

If you like history and want to know in more detail some of the monuments managed by the Consorcio Militar de Menorca, we recommend, in addition to your obligatory visit, the extensive collection of publications published by said public body. On this occasion we offer you the possibility of acquiring the second edition (corrected and. . .

The surrender of Menorca in February 1939

The Surrender of Menorca was one of the last episodes of the Spanish Civil War. It took place on the island of Menorca, between February 4 and 9, 1939, when the military governor of the island and head of the Mahón naval base, Lieutenant Commander Luis González de Ubieta negotiated the surrender with a Francoist. . .

The director of the Menorca Military Consortium retires

Colonel Javier Castro, director of the Menorca Military Consortium, has reached professional retirement and has been fired from this position that he has held since October 2018. During these two years and three months he has worked tirelessly with the aim of restoring, promoting, promoting and, ultimately, highlighting the important historical heritage managed by the. . .

The prominence of the Castle of San Felipe in the military history of Menorca

From its earliest times, the castle of San Felipe played a leading role in the history of Menorca. In fact, without having finished the work, in 1558 he already rejected the Turkish squadron of Pialí at the entrance of the port of Mahón. In the eighteenth century, the War of the Spanish Succession had a. . .

Guided visits to the Castillo de San Felipe

Did you know that the history of Menorca is full of exciting events? An excellent way to get to know an important part of it is through a guided visit to the Castillo de San Felipe, in the port of Mahón, on Sundays and holidays at 10.30 am. During the visit the guide will explain. . .

The Menorca Military Consortium expands lighting of the underground tunnels of the Castillo de San Felipe

The tireless work of recovering the underground tunnels of the Castillo de San Felipe, in the port of Mahón, continues its trajectory and, on this occasion, the Military Consortium of Menorca has invested in the improvement and expansion of the lighting to adapt the facilities, even more if possible, to visits from the general public.. . .

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