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Fortaleza de la Mola, Mahon
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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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  • Although all, what little I have seen can not visit me charm. Sure that I come back and take the opportunity to explore it from beginning to end.
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  • the site is very large you need three hours to be able to see everything but get into their tunnels and see prisons and enclosures worth military, are a little abandoned but see the greatness that had us times esn.
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  • We loved the visit and thanks to the Guide to make it as entertaining. It's great to learn about the history of la Mola.
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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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