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. Make Fortaleza de la Mola a part of your Mahon vacation plans using our Mahon route planner.
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  • The fortress is huge and great fun to explore. The self guided tour takes about two hours to cover. The defences were very cleverly designed.  more »
  • This fort also known as La Mola is worth a visit. It took us 2.5 hours to walk around the fort site, well worth a visit.  more »
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