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Es Castell

At first this town was known as nothing less than Georgetown, as its founders were the occupying British troops who needed a town near to the strategically-located Castle of San Felipe which protected the entrance to the much-coveted port of Mahón. Even today there are constant reminders of this English occupation in the town, with its sash-windows and exterior walls painted red to look like brick. Es Castell is full of life and, perched as it is right over the largest natural harbour in the Mediterranean, its inhabitants have always lived off the port. It is traditionally a welcoming town, where everyone is warm and hospitable. From the high points of the town and at the water’s edge the sprawling La Mola fortress dominates the entrance on the north shore. Lazareto Island and the Isla del Rey are clearly visible as well, both simply stunning when they are lit up at night.




 
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