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Address: Bellinzona, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)91 8251342
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Top choice of 3 castles.

We did a quick tour of all 3 castles in Bellinzona in one day. If you want to spend more time on only one of the 3, let this be the one!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Oviedo, Florida, Usa
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Oviedo, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did a quick tour of all 3 castles in Bellinzona in one day. If you want to spend more time on only one of the 3, let this be the one!

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a very well preserved example. Despite the notices entry to the castle is free but there is a SFR5 charge if you wish to visit the museum. There are some amazing views from the ramparts over the town of Bellinzona and the surrounding countryside. The other two castles in Bellinzona are close by - one high above on... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

To reach the castle we walked up instead of taking the bus. It was only about 20 minutes from the train station at a slow pace. We had the chance to enjoy the views as we got closer to the castle. We entered through the parking lot which is in front of the entrance. A grape press by the entrance... More 

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Brugg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

To my opinion this is definitively the nicest from the 3 castle in Bellinzona. It is worth to walk up from the old city because the view is very nice. The castle is very nice and one can really imagine the castle life being there. If you visit only one, go to this one.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Castello di Montebello

Address: Bellinzona, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)91 8251342
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Bellinzona
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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