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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.