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. . .
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 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. . .
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. . .
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 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 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. . .
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. . .
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 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. . .