Historical Military Museum of Menorca
Historical Military Museum Menorca
The privileged geographical location of Menorca, a place of transit for different cultures throughout the centuries, has meant that its domain has been a priority for all the peoples who have sailed through our sea. Commercial power, linked to military dominance, has made the history of the island its military history.
The testimonies and architectural remains that are preserved tell the story of an intense and immense military past. With its lights and shadows, said past narrates the connection between the island and its inhabitants, with its garrisons and the soldiers who served on them. Being to a large extent the Army the true promoter and economic engine of the island, always lacking in resources.
The military heritage that Menorca preserves is of such magnitude that it surprises those who are unaware of it and astounds those who study it. The story it tells, especially over the last five centuries, is very interesting; From the construction of the castle of San Felipe in the port of Mahón, through the particularly turbulent 18th century with foreign occupations, and ending in the 19th century with the magnificence of the La Mola Fortress, it has been a testing ground for military advances architectural and weaponry. There is so much to tell, that it is difficult to try to bring it all together in the rooms of a museum. Notwithstanding which, the Military Historical Museum of Menorca, tries.
On the other hand, with the disappearance and dissolution of the last military garrison units on the island, it was decided that part of that material heritage should be preserved, which would bear witness to the recent past to which a large part of the islanders feel linked.
Welcome to the Military History Museum of Menorca. Your visit, I am sure, will not leave you indifferent. Thank you