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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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  • We spent four hours exploring this incredible place! This site is massive, we really didn't realise how big it would be! The tunnels are endless and stories about the different guns really interesting...  more »
  • Lots to see but plenty of walking to be done. Not ideal for a pushchair. Take plenty of water on a hot day!!!  more »
  • what a great place to go on an adventure! Went with 4 children and other family - kids 12, 11, 3 and 2 the older children loved it as did my 2 yr old boy. sadly littlest girl was poorly so we only mad...  more »
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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.