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Well worth the climb

The town Bellinzona is cosy and full of Saturday shoppers. We started at the Town Hall and made... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
Worth a visit in beautiful Bellinzona

The castles are interesting and very well maintained - they all have lovely views over the town and... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

The town Bellinzona is cosy and full of Saturday shoppers. We started at the Town Hall and made our way through the old city square (actually a triangle) to take an elevator or walk up to Castlegrande from where we were surrounded by the mountains....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

The castles are interesting and very well maintained - they all have lovely views over the town and surrounding mountains. In our opinion there are much more complete and dramatic castles in northern Europe but these are definitely worth a visit especially as they are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan W
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Bellinzona is a little town in Switzerland, very clean, cozy, beautiful. It is mostly known for it’s 3 castles, which are considered Unesco Heritage. Amazing views from the castles. One is on one side, two others on the opposite side. Worth seing!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We spent a half day there because they were setting up tor their rennaisance fair the next day. Great views of city and they have elevator up to castle.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The 3 castles of Bellinzona are striking, imposing structures that give tourists a feel of life in the Roman era. A short distance from Lagabo, and an hour or so from Milano, this place should be on the itinerary of every history student in that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We saw this castle primarily as it is on the UNESCO list. It looks striking in the approach to the town. It is perfectly restored also. However, other than the history and architecture, I felt like there wasn't anything otherwise to see. Grand site but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This castle was truly amazing. Not only the outside but the museum was very interesting. My wife has a disability and she was srill able to take in all the castle had to offer.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed April 16, 2018

There is a reason for the castles (3 in all) being listed as world heritage. We were overwhelmed and would encourage anyone going though the Gotthard tunnel to stop off and see at least one. These are the real deal.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Very nice and compact old town of Bellazonna, with a lot of nice heritage buildings in diverse colours. Offers a very local orientated scene, with its clocktower and the small streets that makes it somewhat unique. From the city, the three castles are also not...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

The castle in Bellinzona is really a very interesting place to visit.It s a great attraction that will let you with the mouth open.You should visit if you are around there.The view is stunning from up the hill.

Date of experience: January 2017
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May 24, 2017|
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Response from M9889YNmatteoc | Reviewed this property |
15 Swiss francs (about 15 US dollars). Google Myswitzerland Bellinzona pass.
October 19, 2016|
Response from M9889YNmatteoc | Reviewed this property |
Yes. From 10 AM to 5 PM.