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Castello di Montebello

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Address: Bellinzona, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)91 8251342
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This was my favourite castle of Bellinzona to visit: it's large, winding and there are many nooks to explore. The museum part is interesting and the views are fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was my favourite castle of Bellinzona to visit: it's large, winding and there are many nooks to explore. The museum part is interesting and the views are fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

A steep climb...be prepared for that..the pathway and castle itself are well maintained...view from the top is good..

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1 Thank Peeyush Agarwal
Sursee, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Don't be deceived when looking up at this castle from the valley - it is quite large and worth the effort to get there. Well preserved, well tended, and with a very fortress-y and ancient feel. The grounds outside are expansive and well groomed. My baby son took his first steps on the grass here. Best to drive up to... More 

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1 Thank EDLichtenstein
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

What an amazing place. This castle was larger and well protected and has the "heft" of ancient times. I kept missing the little train, but he waited for me on the last trip.

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1 Thank Pam K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very well maintained castle with lots of original items such as the grape press at the enteance and the walk-throughs towards the upper rings. There you are able to wander around the positions of the guards and dream away into the Middle Ages, enjoying the stunning view over the valley and the city of Bellinzona. Out of the three Bellinzona... More 

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Europe
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111 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Great view on Bellinzona's old town. It's a short walk from the central square and offers a good view on the town and the other two castles. It is well maintained and has a small museum. The latter has not much to see though and costs CHF 5 per person to visit it. Great manicured lawn to sit in the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Definitely worth going up to this castle after you've done Castel Grande. It's a step walk of about 15-20 minutes depending on fitness! Fine views from the battlements. Views are the main attraction, don't bother with the museum & tower.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of the best I have seen so far. It is so well maintained and with all the different bridges brings you back to the time. If you get the chance just to see one of the 3 Bellinzona's Castles, visit this one.

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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I am from Bellinzona, so for my whole childhood I have seen this Castle! I totally love it, now that i am not living anymore in Bellinzona I really miss this view.. In summer sometimes there are some music festival, or you can even get married here :) is magic!

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Taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We walked all the way up to castle Montebello. It was tiring but worth doing as we could take pictures of Sasso Corbaro castle.

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