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Sasso Corbaro Castle

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Address: Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 91 825 59 06
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The castle (rather fortress) of Sasso Corbaro is located high above the city as the furthest of the three city fortifications. However, you can reach it easily with public... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 9, 2016
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castello di Sasso Corbaro is located higher than the other two castles in town. Built in 1479, so it's the youngest. Museum is in the keep and requires an admission fee, but the grounds are free to stroll around in. Spectacular views of Bellinzona and the surrounding areas. Worth a stop.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We visited this castle first (of the set of three you can visit with one very reasonable entry fee), because it was at the highest elevation, and the furthest from the center of town, so we could work our way downward and toward town through the day, which worked perfectly. There was parking available fairly close to the castle, as... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

The castle (rather fortress) of Sasso Corbaro is located high above the city as the furthest of the three city fortifications. However, you can reach it easily with public transport, taking the bus from the railway station. From the last stop (line 4), you will have to walk some 500m further uphill to reach the castle, offering a magnificent view... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is the 3rd of Bellinzona's castles (UNESCO Heritage Sights) and the highest, therefore the one with the best views of Lake Maggiore and the Alps. Be sure to visit this one and the other 2 as well.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Tips for taking the post bus to the highest castle (Sasso Corbaro) and then hiking downhill to the middle castle (Castello di Montebello) and then downhill again to the town. This trip is ideal for the budget traveller, because the one-way bus ticket is cheap, the castles are free (unless you want to go into a special feature- tower or... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

From here you understand why Bellinzona has 3 castles. From here you control all the movements between south and north of the alps. North of Bellinzona there are 3 main ways to cross the alps: Gotthard, San Bernardino and Lucomagno. Here at the top castle you have a pretty good overview of the entire valley, Piano di Magadino and you... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

And, the view over the other two Bellinzona castles and the city shouldn't be missed. Don't waste your money on the interior ticket, though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Awesome place to explore, kids and grow ups loved to run around and discover tunnels and walls. Fantastic friendly staff. Very nice young lady with great English language knowledge. Only downside the museum with coins and information is only labeled in Italian.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

This castle is gorgeous from the inside and thanks to the turrents really reminds you of the medieval castles. There's a lovely view of the surrounding lands and the atmosphere is great. Unfortunately, the interior is less authentic, there are some photos, there's a restaurant in the courtyard, but overall feel does not correspond with the dreamy exterior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

The smallest of the 3 castles in Bellinzona, this little gem has the longest view. I took the little train up the hill, which was fun. There was a wedding in the courtyard but the museum of mining was open and the tiny gift shop. the restaurant is only open certain times. The roof was amazing!

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