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Lighthouse and Battery Vickers at La Mola, Menorca
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La Fortaleza de Isabel II o Fortaleza de la Mola es un complejo militar situado en una península en la entrada del puerto de Mahón, Menorca.

Su nombre se debe a la Reina Isabel II de España, que la mandó construir a mediados del siglo XIX.[1] En frente de esta fortaleza, se encuentra el Castillo de San Felipe, que protege la entrada al puerto desde el otro lado de la boca.

En el año 1849 comenzaron los trabajos de la Fortaleza de Isabel II, construida sobre la península de La Mola, en el puerto de Mahón (Menorca), con tres objetivos: defender el puerto, constituir la base de operaciones de todo el Ejército de la isla y servir de reducto de seguridad, en último término, a dicho Ejército.

Se finalizó su construcción en 1875, aunque quedó anticuada antes de su inauguración debido a la evolución en la tecnología de la artillería. En 1896, se inició una segunda fase en la que se instalaron baterías y unos cañones de unos 40 km de alcance.

La fortaleza nunca ha sido atacada.

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Taken: 03/05/2013
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