We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Well worth a visit”
Review of La Mola de Menorca

La Mola de Menorca
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Mahon
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Fortress of Isabel II was built between the years 1850 and 1875; it is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the island of Minorca and constituiting one of the best examples of late XIXth Century military architecture. This is a huge historic fort, open to the public, situated at the mouth of the harbour of Mahon. Guided tours are available (with prior booking) but you can walk freely with handsets. Itis well organised.
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We visited Mahon earlier this year and promised we would go to La Mola if we ever returned. I'm glad we did, though we should have given ourselves more time. There is so much to see, both above and below ground.
You can get there by road, but we opted for a water taxi from Cala Fonts, just to add to the romance.
Make sure you leave plenty of time to view the Vickers gun, which is one of the last stops on the longer version of the tour. Near there is a refreshments area and toilets. You can also ring for transport to take you back from there to the entrance if walking the whole site has done you in. It might be worth viewing the site in reverse so you see the gun first and then walk down hill to all the other sites.
Don't miss the hidden La Mola exhibition if that still on in the old Queen's Powder Magazine. 'Backstage' photos [by Philip Dunn] of little gems you might have missed as you've wondered around the site. Also visit the section [near the Hornworks - item 7] where a Peoples History is on display. A social history of Europe through 1900s in words and pictures. Surprisingly fascinating.
We missed out on the information video, you can view this before the start or at the end of the visit [if you've got time].
Overall, for a relatively unspoiled site, there are a good number of facilities for both toilets and refreshments.

4  Thank Harricobean
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (624)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

167 - 171 of 624 reviews

Reviewed 29 October 2013

This is a fabulous place to visit. we spent over 3 hours exploring the buildings and tunnels. Really interesting place!

Thank gbg47
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We didn't realise that La Mola is on the far side of the harbour (we'd assumed we could walk there from Mahon) and it seemed quite far to get a taxi as it's such a big harbour. We only found the bus station on our last day, I don't know if you can get a bus there? It would have been great if there was a water taxi.Shame as we had looked forward to visiting it.

Thank Did0sak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is one of the many historical sites on the island that everyone should visit at least once. Not only is the history of the Fort worth the 2Hrs 30 Mins it took to walk round it, the views from there are fantastic.

Thank Kai422
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2013

La Mola is a huge site and you might need more than one visit, especially if it is hot weather. Ice cream and cold drink vending machines are good. Many of the buildings are under repair but there is still plenty to see. Hiring a bike at the shop is a good idea, although they didn't have two in working order when we asked.

Thank Northernliners
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed La Mola de Menorca also viewed

 

Been to La Mola de Menorca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing