Malborough Fort

Malborough Fort

Malborough Fort

The Malborough Fort was built by Sir John Churchill.

It was built into the rock by the British in the early eighteenth century. It is located in the southern area of the Mahon harbor, at St Esteve Cove (Es Castell). The fort was built to protect the valuable port of Mahon. It was considered at that time, one of the most valuable of the Mediterranean sea, because of the strategic position for the characteristics of the port,as it is very wide, long and deep and this greatly facilitated the entry of ships.

This fortress has countermines, tunnels, rooms carved into the rock and a moat in order to protect the central area of the enclosure.
Today, the fort of Malborough, has gone from being a British military building, to be a museum created by Menorcans to evaluate the historical value of this fortitude.

The museum shows the lifestyle of Menorca in British times, eighteenth century, using technology  and respecting the infrastructure.

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