Castles Of Bellinzona



Castles Of Bellinzona

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The three castles of Bellinzona namely; Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro are one of the main attractions in Canton Ticino. Castles of Bellinzona is one of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Castelgrande is located on a rocky peak and it is also known as Castello di San Michele or Burg Uri. The Castelgrande walls protect the old city and connect to Montebello. Castello Montebello is also known as Schwyz or San Martino. Among the three castles, Sasso Corbaro is the highest one. From the past 150 years, Bellinzona hosts a unique festival called Rabadan which means ‘noise’ in Piedmontese. Two towers namely; Torre Nera (28 meters) and Torre Bianca (27 meters) dominate Bellinzona’s Old Town. The Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Art are located in the Castelgrande.


The heavy walls of the castles and its infrastructures make it more appealing. From the top of the castles, you can view natural beauty all around including landscapes.


Bellinzona Attractions


Ponte Tibetano Carrasco

Lago di Vogorno

Monte Bar

Palazzo Civico

Chiesa di San Bernardo


San Giovanni Battista (Mogno)

Pizzo di Vogorno

Museo Castelgrande



Chiesa Santa Maria Delle Grazie

Chiesa Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Stefano

Via Ferrata dei tre signori

Claro Abbey

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