La Mola Fort in Mahón’s Harbour

In the the harbour of Maó you can find witnees to another time period, marked by the different foreign rules that influenced the history of Minorca – the remains of San Felipe Castle, La Mola Fort and the former hospital of El Llatzeret.

La Mola Fort, which would later become a military prison, lies at the most easterly point in Spain. It is a very well-conserved defensive fortress, with a polygonal façade and a labyrinth-like system of moats, bunkers and galleries. Until 1968 its tunnels housed the most feared military prison in Spanish territory. It has a battery of 38.1 cm cannons which was fired for the last time in 1912.

To visit La Mola Fort you have to take part in a guided visit.