Town guide to Es Castell
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Situated a short distance from Mahon / Mao with its two inlets, Cala Fonts and Cala Corb, is the town of Es Castell, the most easterly town in Spain and first to get the morning sun!
The town is steeped in British military history, which can still be seen today in its architecture. The most obvious is the central square, which was the main parade ground, with on the south side has a British military museum.
Now it’s the towns main plaza with a park for children around it's perimeter you'll find a number of very friendly bar where I like to sit sipping one of the local specialties watching my granddaughter at play with the other children.It was originally named Georgetown by the English who built it, and later renamed Real Villa de San Carlos (Villacarlos) when the island was under Spanish rule. It is now known as Es Castell The Castle, because of its proximity to the Fort of San Felip.
Es Castell has at the end of July its own "Fiesta de San jaume" a must if you're lucky enough to be here when it's on.