Fortaleza de la Mola, Mahon

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Fortaleza de la Mola 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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  • August 20, 2017
    Easily accessible by car, it's worth a visit, preferably on a cloudy day because the walk is developed mostly under the Sun. Immense fortress of 800 erected to defend the island from attack by the British against the French for control of the Mediterranean, used until the 1970s when it was partially altered, now just Museum. Only a small brochure with a few words of explanation., sin. Hike along the entire route, which alternates with the underground and on the surface. It would be appropriate to think of a more targeted maintenance, adding essential information boards.
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  • August 20, 2017
    A very interesting visit, is very well preserved and has beautiful views, really worth it, but if you want to do throughout the entire visit, better wear sports shoes. A pity therefore that in a part of the Fort, had crystals in the ground, they were definitely several beer bottles, would have to improve the appearance, anyway, the visit voucher worth.
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  • August 20, 2017
    See for lovers of history and to see anyway for the reenactment of moments of the past of this beautiful island. Less hot in the afternoon or morning hours Council and at any time the view of the Bay is gorgeous, always!
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  • Very nice place, worth visiting while you are in Menorca. Reserve enough time, it's quite a long walk, can last aprox. 3hours. Adult ticket is 8€. If you do not want to walk, you can rent an electric vehicle for 35€/1hour
  • Huge fort with a long tour / route in and around it to some enormous guns! Good value at 8€ an adult. Could do with a cafe, a museum and some other military vehicles!
  • Massive place. Wish I gave myself more time to see it all.
  • 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!
  • Great place to see in Menorca.

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