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Jan’s guidebook

Sightseeing
The Fort is well worth a visit, the audio tour is interesting and informative. You can walk to the Fort from the apartment along country roads. distance approx 5km
Fort Marlborough
70 Cala Sant Esteva
The Fort is well worth a visit, the audio tour is interesting and informative. You can walk to the Fort from the apartment along country roads. distance approx 5km
You will need at least a full day to fully appreciate the vast fortress situated at the mouth of Mahon harbor. A good place to visit with young or old
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Mola Fortress
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You will need at least a full day to fully appreciate the vast fortress situated at the mouth of Mahon harbor. A good place to visit with young or old
The Teatro Principal de Mahón was opened in 1829 and is one of the oldest opera houses in Spain. If you don’t fancy actually attending a performance in this beautiful theatre, but would like a sneak peak at the stunning interiors, you can take a tour of the building in the mornings. Teatro Principal de Mahón, Carrer Costa d’en Deia, 40, Mahón, Menorca, Spain +34 971 35 56 03
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Teatre Principal
40 Carrer Costa d'en Deia
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The Teatro Principal de Mahón was opened in 1829 and is one of the oldest opera houses in Spain. If you don’t fancy actually attending a performance in this beautiful theatre, but would like a sneak peak at the stunning interiors, you can take a tour of the building in the mornings. Teatro Principal de Mahón, Carrer Costa d’en Deia, 40, Mahón, Menorca, Spain +34 971 35 56 03
ne of the most fascinating aspects of Mahon’s fabulous natural harbour is the Isla del Rey (King’s island) and its historic buildings. For the island is also known as ‘hospital island’ thanks to the foresight of Menorca’s British occupiers who, in 1711, helped fund the establishment of an infirmary. The British Navy took it over in 1722 for the purpose of providing hospital facilities for sick and injured seamen and in the ensuing occupations by the French and Spanish was used by their servicemen also. It has been of use to a number of other navies, including the American and Dutch, and during World War II it was used by the Italian Navy. The buildings continued to be active until 1964, when a new military hospital was built in Mahon and the Isla de Rey was abandoned. Isla del Rey, now a national monument, is coming back to life thanks to the hard work of volunteers who spend their weekends restoring the hospital buildings and clearing its grounds so that visitors can get a real feel of what life must have been like for the seamen lucky enough to have use of its facilities. In the summer months there are Sunday morning trips to the island by Yellow Catamaran pleasure boats from the port of Mahon, with multilingual tours of the old hospital given by knowledgeable volunteers.
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Illa del Rei
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ne of the most fascinating aspects of Mahon’s fabulous natural harbour is the Isla del Rey (King’s island) and its historic buildings. For the island is also known as ‘hospital island’ thanks to the foresight of Menorca’s British occupiers who, in 1711, helped fund the establishment of an infirmary. The British Navy took it over in 1722 for the purpose of providing hospital facilities for sick and injured seamen and in the ensuing occupations by the French and Spanish was used by their servicemen also. It has been of use to a number of other navies, including the American and Dutch, and during World War II it was used by the Italian Navy. The buildings continued to be active until 1964, when a new military hospital was built in Mahon and the Isla de Rey was abandoned. Isla del Rey, now a national monument, is coming back to life thanks to the hard work of volunteers who spend their weekends restoring the hospital buildings and clearing its grounds so that visitors can get a real feel of what life must have been like for the seamen lucky enough to have use of its facilities. In the summer months there are Sunday morning trips to the island by Yellow Catamaran pleasure boats from the port of Mahon, with multilingual tours of the old hospital given by knowledgeable volunteers.
A health fortress, the entrance gate for ships from Africa The lazaretto of Mahon was built during the 19th century on what is today the island of the same name. This health fortress was used to quarantine all ships travelling from Africa to the Iberian Peninsula. The construction of the Mahon lazaretto started in 1793 and ended in 1807. Lazarettos were centres where ships that were suspected of carrying infectious diseases, such as the plague, were obliged to stay. The port of Mahon had had one in Illa Plana, but over time it was proven to be insufficient for all the crews reaching the port. It was therefore decided that a new one would be built to service all the ships from northern Africa wishing to reach the Iberian Peninsula or the ports of the Balearic Islands. The new lazaretto was ultimately located next to the entrance to the port of Mahon, next to the Felipet port. It is a walled enclosure of about 1240 m in length by 380 m in width. The walls are 1.30 m thick on average and 7.45 m tall. Originally there were four main gates that led to three spaces: suspected, dirty and infected, each of them surrounded by a wall with a separation of 13.05 m from the outer walls. It was originally connected to the coast by a natural isthmus, but it was demolished in the early 1920s for military reasons. The crews needed to spend 40 days within its walls until it was clear there was no infection or until the sick recovered. A short boat trip from Cala Fonts is the perfect way to approach and appreciate this beautiful feature.
Lazareto de Mahón
2 Illa Llatzeret
A health fortress, the entrance gate for ships from Africa The lazaretto of Mahon was built during the 19th century on what is today the island of the same name. This health fortress was used to quarantine all ships travelling from Africa to the Iberian Peninsula. The construction of the Mahon lazaretto started in 1793 and ended in 1807. Lazarettos were centres where ships that were suspected of carrying infectious diseases, such as the plague, were obliged to stay. The port of Mahon had had one in Illa Plana, but over time it was proven to be insufficient for all the crews reaching the port. It was therefore decided that a new one would be built to service all the ships from northern Africa wishing to reach the Iberian Peninsula or the ports of the Balearic Islands. The new lazaretto was ultimately located next to the entrance to the port of Mahon, next to the Felipet port. It is a walled enclosure of about 1240 m in length by 380 m in width. The walls are 1.30 m thick on average and 7.45 m tall. Originally there were four main gates that led to three spaces: suspected, dirty and infected, each of them surrounded by a wall with a separation of 13.05 m from the outer walls. It was originally connected to the coast by a natural isthmus, but it was demolished in the early 1920s for military reasons. The crews needed to spend 40 days within its walls until it was clear there was no infection or until the sick recovered. A short boat trip from Cala Fonts is the perfect way to approach and appreciate this beautiful feature.
Food scene
Cala Fonts is a small but lovely harbour embedded in the midst of a small and pretty old town. Definitely worth as stop when passing by. A must for the photographer, this is one place you must visit when in Menorca, stunning views, fabulous bars and restaurants and only a ten minute walk from the apartment!
Cala Fonts
Cala Fonts is a small but lovely harbour embedded in the midst of a small and pretty old town. Definitely worth as stop when passing by. A must for the photographer, this is one place you must visit when in Menorca, stunning views, fabulous bars and restaurants and only a ten minute walk from the apartment!