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Castello di Montebello

Bellinzona, Switzerland
+41 91 825 13 42
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Best of the 3 Bellinzona Castles

This is the best snapshot of how medieval life in a castle was.....draw bridges, a small chapel... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
San Diego, California
Nice views

This is the 'middle' castle. It is worth the walk / climb to get up here. The view over the city... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Richmond, Virginia
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is the best snapshot of how medieval life in a castle was.....draw bridges, a small chapel, and midieval toilets! Walk the ramparts for great views. This castle requires extensive walking up steep inclines on uneven footing, and lots of stairs. Even if you take...More

Thank BFamilyZurich
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is the 'middle' castle. It is worth the walk / climb to get up here. The view over the city and the larger castle below are very nice. You can walk the grounds for free but they charge to walk the walls and to...More

Thank williambA2447DF
Reviewed 10 July 2017

As advertised: one of the best pieces of preserved mideval fortifications. Paid part (museum) interesting to have an overview of Bellinzona through the eras of history. Buying a ticket makes sense, if you visit the paid part of all 3 castles for a single-ticket price.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

In terms of altitude this is the middle castle. It also offers the best Battlement walk of the three. The museum is third rate in terms of collection and even worse in conveying information. There are lots of outdoor photo opportunities of the castle below...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is wonderful place. Castles are good looking ) It isn't ruins , and you can go inside , and moreover entrance is free ( if you don't wanna visit museums inside castle ). For some time I thought that I was in Middle Ages...More

Thank Nataliya S
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the three Bellinzona castles and the views of the city are amazing. There were a few families seated on the grassy area, just in front of the castle, enjoying the views and having a picnic. I remember thinking it would've been...More

Thank Dina H
Reviewed 23 November 2016

13th century keep and 15th century palace. Crenellated walls. You can walk around the ramparts and grounds for free. Museum in the keep charges admission. We didn't go in. Beautiful views from the ramparts and grounds.

2  Thank xfooey
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Views over the city is amazing. You can explore about the complete caste and the entry fee is really worth the price for preserving this UNESCO site.

Thank GrAv3n
Reviewed 1 October 2016

It is a steep walk up to Castello di Montebello. The view is awesome and you can have a full view of Castelgrande from here. Later, realized that there is a bus that stops right at the other side of the Castello di Montebello (where...More

1  Thank gnowkeenz
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is one of three castles in Bellinzona -- you can pay one time and see all three, and you can even walk from this one to Castel Grande, if you want (bit of a climb to come back up -- we drove). Each have...More

Thank Beakertroyd
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21 March 2017|
Response from gnowkeenz | Reviewed this property |
yes you may. take a train from Lugano to Bellinzona. takes about 20mins. there are many trains to and fro Bellinzona daily. from Bellinzona train station, there are 3 castles that you can visit. all can be covered in a day.