East Menorca / Cala Sant Esteve

Fort Marlborough

Cove Cala de Sant Esteve, Es Castell / +34 971 368 678

Fort Marlborough

Built by the British between 1720 and 1726, Fort Marlborough is located on the eastern side of Menorca in the cove Cala de Sant Esteve, on the southern side of Mahon harbour.

Fort Marlborough was named after the English soldier and politician Sir John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough who was the commander-in-chief of the English forces that fought in the War of Spanish Succession (1701-14). An ancestor of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

The fort is a military construction with heptagonal in shape designed to defend the entrance of the Mahon’s port but was partially destroyed in 1782 by the invading Spanish. Although during the final British rule of Menorca it was rebuilt and strengthened between 1798 and 1802.

The basic shape of fort is a heptagonal in shape with thick walls and spooky underground tunnels and ammunition bunkers. A visit to Fort Marlborough will take around 2-3 hours. There are numerous reconstructions of originals rooms and uniformed soldiers including some fun interactive experiences that all help to provide a unique insight into military life.

Open from May to October, Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday

10am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm and Saturday's 10am to 10pm

Map view of Fort Marlborough

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