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Castelgrande

Bellinzona, Switzerland
+41 91 825 81 45
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Beautiful to Look at

We took the train from Lugano out to Bellinzona and walked all around this lovely town. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia D
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Amherst, Massachusetts
via mobile
Fascinating bit of Swiss and European history

The reasonably priced museum (5CHF) offers an interesting film about the history of Bellinzona and... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
juliandothowatt
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Moncton, Canada
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This beautiful medieval castle overlooking the city has been recently restored.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great view” (9 reviews)
“del sole” (6 reviews)
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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"few hours"
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"overlooking the valley"
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"interesting history"
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"by foot"
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"entry fee"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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

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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.

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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.

Thank jebskulker
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We were only able to visit Castelgrande as the other two castles were closed for the season. The upside was having the place practically to ourselves and truly soaking up the majestic atmosphere. Very well preserved with an interesting history and incredible views of the...More

2  Thank anjo216
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Reasonable wee museum but includes a good wee Film that gives a good account of the history for the area. Beautiful views of an amazing area. We visited here and Lugano in a day trip from Zurich and was easily achievable. So much history in...More

1  Thank DougieQT
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Gotthard Tunnel it takes 1hr40mins (30 minutes shorter) to get to Bellinzona from Zurich. Castelgrande is the biggest of Castelgrande, Castello Montebello and Castello Sasso Corbaro. All three castles of Bellinzona are well maintained and beautiful. Even though Castelgrande is located on a...More

2  Thank LoveIStanbul365
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

In Belinzona on a "Neolithic "hill, it dates back to ca 5000 B.C., that was the first settlement on the Castelgrande hill, and the first fortification was done in the 4th century, and was called Castelgrande. Today, as it looks now it dates of a...More

1  Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Just wished I had more time to visit the place and visit the other two castles. But I was traveling from Lugano to Airolo and was tight on time. Lovely place, must have a fascinating history.

Thank simfar2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to reach by foot thanks to elevator and central to the city. Great view of the city. Has an into movie in English.

Thank Bill P
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