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Sasso Corbaro Castle

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Address: Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
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+41 91 825 59 06
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The highest of the high

This castle is the highest one of the three Bellinzona castles. The drive up the winding, narrow roads make for an adventure but the amazing views are worth it. You can even catch... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dina H
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is the highest one of the three Bellinzona castles. The drive up the winding, narrow roads make for an adventure but the amazing views are worth it. You can even catch a cute little mechanical, rubber wheeled train that takes you between this castle and castle Montebello.

Thank Dina H
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Sasso Corbaro is the the highest of the three castles in Belinzona and the smaller of the three. Reaching it by car through narrow single lane road is quite an experience. The view is spectacular. This castle has its own character compared to the other two. It's a good place to start visiting the castles.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed November 23, 2016

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.

Thank xfooey
San Jose, California
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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 

Thank Beakertroyd
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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 

1 Thank TravelingMMom
Zurich, Switzerland
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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 

1 Thank Daniel H
Arlington, Virginia
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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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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.

Thank Schnitz78

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