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Fortaleza de la Mola, Mahon
(4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
is the highest point in the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Natural Park, crowned by the fortress of Isabel II. As the mountain comes into view, you'll understand how surreal rock formations earned it the nickname “The Dragon Cave” in medieval times. At the top, gaze out at panoramic views of Mahón harbor and the coast. Look out for the birds that call this mountain home--it's officially a protected area for them. Then, head inside the fortress, which is an extraordinary example of Catalan Romanesque architecture, dating back to the early 1700s. Take the tour, which leads you through labyrinthine tunnels, under majestic arches, and past the enormous Vickers cannons purchased from Britain in 1921. If you get tired of walking, the site offers complimentary transportation between points of interest. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fortaleza de la Mola by using our Mahon travel itinerary maker.
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  • We were my partner the nene and I it is best to rent 30 min electric car and tour the exterior enclosure with the finished already can give a more leisurely walk very nice although heche's least some canon more or weapons that view was good
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  • Site with history, the British colonial time, a little pricey, but for those who like history is worth. Has a nice view and is very well maintained.
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  • We have been today. Visiting the fortress of the mola, the truth is a site very curious and with much history to their backs, there are areas very maintained and others more left, deserves the penalty visit it and enjoy of this. As always do you put note 7.5 out of 10
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  • Nice historical site near Maó. Worth a visit if you are into this kind of thing. It is very large so I would recommend to spend the whole morning there and to book a visit with wee cars that they offer. We did the visit by foot and we got very tired!
  • Brilliant ! A fascinating place to visit. It felt like walking around the set of Uncharted from the PlayStation games. Lots of interesting history here.
  • Very beautiful for walking especially after dusk
  • Fabulous place to visit..don't miss the tour inside the Vickers Armstrong gun!!
  • Very spacious area. Attention: From October open only until 14:00. You need STD well 2-3 for the complete system. There is no discount in the last hour before closing. Beautiful views and photo opportunities!
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