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Castello di Montebello

Bellinzona, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Bellinzona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
80 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Surf City USA
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106 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The castle complexes here are a real historical treasure, and the local preservationists take great pride in safeguarding the past, keeping it beautiful in the present...and even constantly improving it for the future.

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

For me this castle has more character compared to the 2 other castles.. The drawbridge is epic. The bus (which runs barely every hour) can save the long hike up. So i suggest, visit the castle Grande first while waiting for the bus. It will save you a lot of time and effort.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A less visited castle just a little above Castlegrande, I really enjoyed walking around getting better views of the surroundings. Not as glamorous, but more authentic. There is a cool drawbrige, and you can walk all around the grounds without feeling a need to go inside the museum. The real museum is on the outside anyway.

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Center
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268 reviews 268 reviews
44 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Nicer, much nicer than Castelgrande. You must walk a little (10 min from central square, not more) or get there by car. peaceful and always a bit windy.

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I prefer this castle to the larger more popular Castlegrande.It is harder to get to. We took the back way and hand to climb many steps to get there. I think there are other ways to reach this place. However, the effort is worth it. The castle is in very good original condition. There is even a draw bridge and... More

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

This castle is the best of the three. It's quite a walk from castelgrande, lots of hills and steps. If you are driving, start with the top one, and try to park at each one.

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