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Castelgrande

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Nice Castle Overlooking the City

A nice no-admission-fee castle right in the middle of Bellinzona. You park in an underground... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SabreSailor
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New York
Attractive from outside!

Attractive from outside! Impressive looking from town. Not much to do once there, except for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Backpacker_0905
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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This beautiful medieval castle overlooking the city has been recently restored.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were a bit disappointed by this castle. Considering its place in the UNESCO world heritage list, we were expecting a lot more from it. We spent hours travelling to Bellinzona, which we later regretted. Lugano, just 30 mins away from Bellinzona, has a lot...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice no-admission-fee castle right in the middle of Bellinzona. You park in an underground garage adjacent to the castle, and once you come up top ground level -mark where you are since there are four different places to access the garage. There is then...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attractive from outside! Impressive looking from town. Not much to do once there, except for the views. But well worth it!

Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Castelgrande and the other 2 fortresses in Bellizona is interesting, but you will need a guide to help you with it. The views are very good and probably the main reason to visit this site for the casual tourist

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The location is magnificent, the views at the castle and from the castle are spectacular. The castle was heavily renovated in the 1980s, and it looks that too little of the original form was conserved. The museum is disappointing, there is an interesting film to...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Although there is no luxury items/rooms, it is a good stopping/sightseeing location. It is very challenging to go up the stairs (15 min walk) in hot summer. There is a hidden lift with special design to go up the back of the castle.

1  Thank BobBobGolden
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We took the train from Lugano out to Bellinzona and walked all around this lovely town. It’s Saturday so they had market stalls all set up selling everything! We then walked into the castle and paid to see all three. The main thing is admiring...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The reasonably priced museum (5CHF) offers an interesting film about the history of Bellinzona and the castle. The collection also is nice, if a bit small. The museum itself is really nicely restored and the service and information from the lady running the museum was...More

Thank juliandothowatt
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic castle, nice view. Use the public lift from Piazza Del sole. Don’t miss it, it a real jewel.

1  Thank kopfgi
Reviewed 18 January 2018

It's impressive just walking around the interior, however there is a nice historical exhibition inside. It's the easiest castle to reach from town and only 5 minutes from the train station, with a supermarket across the road.

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