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Castello di Montebello

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Address: Bellinzona, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)91 8251342
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Unfortunately I only went to two castles, but this was the better one. It's in fabulous condition and has the museum. It will cost 5 chf but well worth it. The views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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224 reviews 224 reviews
19 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately I only went to two castles, but this was the better one. It's in fabulous condition and has the museum. It will cost 5 chf but well worth it. The views are fantastic, but you get the whole experience. This has drawbridges eats, the place feels like it's been preserved. I think this is a once in a lifetime... More 

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Lugano
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The castle is simple and small but it has a large green garden where people can hangout, have picnics and enjoy the sun, which enriches the visitors experience.

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Baneuil
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited this castle as it looked really interesting from the road. We looked around the accessible courtyard areas and ramparts which gave some great views by elected to skip the museum. It was interesting to see the two drawbridges that had to be crossed to access the central area - they looked as if they would still work today.

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Leuven, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is a very nice castle, and definetly worth the visit. Keep in mind though, that to get there on foot is a bit tricky, since it's climbing in the heat (well, during summer...) . The view is better than the other castle and it is a bit more quiet, a very relaxing atmosphere. The tourist information center told us... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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315 reviews 315 reviews
219 attraction reviews
467 helpful votes 467 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is the only castle in Bellinzona we visited so we can't compare it to the others. It was very nice, though mostly you are not walking inside or seeing any rooms of the castle. Very little info in English. The museum had a lot of really nice relics in it, but I have no idea where they came (no... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I enjoyed this castle, but it is much smaller than Castelgrande. Here you have to pay 5 CHF to look around and enter the museum though I recommend skipping the museum if you don't speak Italian, German or French as nothing inside is in English. I'm not a big museum person and not being able to read descriptions made it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The long winding walk up from the city centre.... Nice houses on the way up, great view of the city, snow capped mountains..and finally the castle itself... We found the montebello castle to be more interesting than the CastelGrande...our kids aged 6 and 4 really enjoyed this castle.... Explaining the rationale, construction of the castle was easier as well. A... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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248 reviews 248 reviews
95 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The caste as such is not as impressive as the ones you find in England, Spain and France. I have yet to go to an incredible castle in Switzerland. Regardless the place is very well kept, the castle is impressive and the view is (as many places in Switzerland), breathtaking. The museum in the castle is small but "complete" showing... More 

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Birzebbuga, Malta
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

After visiting Castelgrande we went to this castle. It's fantastic too. There is no fee if you visit only the castle and the car park is free too. It's smaller inside than the first castle but outside it's spectacular with views of the other castle.

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Dubai
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65 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fantastic castle! There’s not much interpretive information here, but the restoration work is outstanding. The place is very well-preserved. There are great views of Bellinzona, as well as the other castles in town, Sasso Corbado and Castelgrande. Admission is 5 Swiss Francs. If you have the time and inclination to see the other castles in town, there is a single... More 

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