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Fortaleza de la Mola, Mahon

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 440+ 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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  • This by far is the best military fortress on the island which takes a good few hours to explore . The fortress is a labyrinth of underground tunnels which seem to go on for miles this is best explored...  read more »
  • I think it is an example of the effort we put into thinking as kill each other and, in that sense, it must be admitted who the design thought enough. It is very long tour and we only did the underground part, until the 12 milestone. Eye, do not open in the evening and close at 14:00.
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  • It's a huge area with little to see and no coffee shop! There are a couple of view points but really you don't have to pay anything to see great views from other parts of the island. Not for me. 
  • Brilliant ! A fascinating place to visit. It felt like walking around the set of Uncharted from the PlayStation games. Lots of interesting history here.
  • Fabulous place to visit..don't miss the tour inside the Vickers Armstrong gun!!
  • Interesting and well organized
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  • Spectacular the dawn
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  • It is not a fortress, intended as a castle but a military fortification, then bare, with interesting scenery and vegetation quite yellow poppies (Glaucium flavum) and Allium sativum grew spontaneously in the vicinity of the rocks. If the weather does not allow you to go to the beach, a visit can be interesting.
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