Fortress of La Mola

Impressive fortress built in the 19th century by Isabel II to defend the city, its strategic situation at the mouth of the Port of Mahon made it a key point in the island’s defence system.

Mahon fortress aereal view

This is definitely a must see in Menorca, the military Fortress of La Mola, built in the 19th century by Isabel II at the entrance to the port of Mahón, it is one of the largest and best preserved in Europe.

Constant pressure and threats from the British to return to the island made the queen decide to build this spectacular fortress to defend the island and the entrance to the port of Mahón. It is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the island and a spectacular visit that leaves no one indifferent.


Fortress-of-La-Mola-in-Mahon aereal view


Visitors can take a tour of the Mola, you can do it on your own but it is best to hire a guided tour, that will make you discover the history of the Fort, its details and anecdotes.. Guided tours usually last for 2 hours and made a tour through the bowels of this fascinating and majestic architectural work.
The Fortress of La Mola has exceptional panoramic views of Mahón harbor and also along the coast.


Port-Of-Mahon-MenorcaWater taxis: within the visit of the Fortress of La Mola it is possible to visit Fort Malborough the same day, built by the British government in the 18th century and located just across the harbor. It is a complementary visit done with a small boat to the other side of the harbor.

The water taxi service is subject to weather conditions and advance booking is required. . Water Taxi: Phone 616 428 891 –


Information about the Fortress of La Mola

Adress: Carretera Mola, s/n, 07700 Maó
Telephone: 971 36 40 40
Timetable: De Junio a Septiembre: de 10 h. a 20 h.- De Octubre a Abril*: de 10 h. a 14 h.
Price:Adults: 8,00 € – Children under 6 years: Free