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Marlborough Fort.

A spectacular fortress carved into the rock in the 18th century by the British Empire, located in the Cala de Sant Esteve in the South side of the entrance to the port of Mahon.

Malborough-fort-in-Mahon

Marlborough Fort was built by the British Empire in 1710 during the first occupation of Menorca. Because of the exceptional situation of the island of Menorca in the Mediterranean and the large port of Mahón, for centuries, it was the subject of continuous disputes between the French, English and Spanish armies to control it.
Between 1710 and 1726, General Sir John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, ordered to dig this magnificent fort in the southern port of Mahón to protect it from the French and Spanish. The Marlborough Fort, of heptagonal shape, had large artillery available to stop enemy attacks, as well as trenches, dug underground galleries and countermines. From the top you can enjoy exceptional views of the city of Mahón and the old town.

 

Fuerte Malborough

 

Water Taxi: it is possible to hire the tour on the same day of the visit to Fortaleza de La Mola which is located just at the entrance to the harbor front and thus make the route of the fortifications. The service is operated by a small boat that takes visitors to both forts. For this service you have to make advance booking and is subject to weather conditions. Water Taxi: Phone 616 428 891 – www.watertaximenorca.com

 

How to get to Fuerte Marlborough ?:

Cala Sant Esteve is 5 km from Mahón and 2 km from Es Castell. Parking in Fuerte Marlborough is just before going down to Cala Sant Esteve.

 


Information about Marlborough Fortress

Adress: Cala de Sant Esteve, s/n
Telephone: 902 929 015
Timetable: Open every day from 10.00 to 20.00 h. approximate duration 45 minuts..
Price: Adults 3€ Children and seniors 1.80€ Children under 8 years and Monday Free entrance