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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 28, Biasca–Bellinzona
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 29, Bellinzona–Tesserete
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 15, Biasca–Bellinzona
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 16, Bellinzona–Tesserete
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Giro del ponte tibetano
Giro del ponte tibetano
Route 628, Monte Carasso–Monte Carasso
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Cycling in the surroundings

North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 7, Bellinzona–Agno
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 7, S. Bernardino–Bellinzona
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Percorso Valle Maggia
Percorso Valle Maggia
Stage 1, Bellinzona–Locarno
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Percorso Pedemontano
Percorso Pedemontano
Route 311, Riazzino–Arbedo-Castione
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Bellinzona
The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona

The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona

The 3 Bellinzona castles are among the most wonderful vestiges of fortified mediaeval architecture within the Alpine region. These monumental gems continue to cause amazement, thanks to their crenellated walls, the towers and the front gates.
The three castles and the city walls of Bellinzona were built in medieval times; the reason these fortifications were built was to block access to the Ticino valley to northern populations and control tolls and roads to S. Gottardo.

After reconstruction over the centuries, recent restoration and improvements the three castles, Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro appear in all their splendour and are the main tourist attraction of the city. In 2000, the Bellinzona castles received the recognition of "World Patrimony of Humanity" from UNESCO.
The 3 Bellinzona castles are among the most wonderful vestiges of fortified mediaeval architecture within the Alpine region. These monumental gems continue to cause amazement, thanks to their crenellated walls, the towers and the front gates.
The three castles and the city walls of Bellinzona were built in medieval times; the reason these fortifications were built was to block access to the Ticino valley to northern populations and control tolls and roads to S. Gottardo.

After reconstruction over the centuries, recent restoration and improvements the three castles, Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro appear in all their splendour and are the main tourist attraction of the city. In 2000, the Bellinzona castles received the recognition of "World Patrimony of Humanity" from UNESCO.

The 3 Unesco castles of Bellinzona

Adresse

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
InfoPoint Bellinzonese
Palazzo Civico
6500 Bellinzona
Tel. +41 (0)91 825 21 31
bellinzona@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

Services

Places

Bellinzona
Bellinzona
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Accommodation

Camping Bellinzona
Camping Bellinzona
Bellinzona
Capanna Albagno
Capanna Albagno
Monte Carasso
Capanna Cremorasco
Capanna Cremorasco
Camorino
Capanna Gariss
Capanna Gariss
Preonzo
Capanna Genzianella
Capanna Genzianella
Giubiasco
Capanna Leìs
Capanna Leìs
Preonzo
Capanna Mognone
Capanna Mognone
Sementina
Capanna Orino
Capanna Orino
Gudo
Hotel Bellinzona Sud
Hotel Bellinzona Sud
Monte Carasso
Hotel Internazionale
Hotel Internazionale
Bellinzona
Hotel Unione
Hotel Unione
Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Ostello per la Gioventù Bellinzona
Bellinzona
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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 28, Biasca–Bellinzona
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 29, Bellinzona–Tesserete
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 15, Biasca–Bellinzona
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 16, Bellinzona–Tesserete
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Giro del ponte tibetano
Giro del ponte tibetano
Route 628, Monte Carasso–Monte Carasso
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Cycling in the surroundings

North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 7, Bellinzona–Agno
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 7, S. Bernardino–Bellinzona
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Percorso Valle Maggia
Percorso Valle Maggia
Stage 1, Bellinzona–Locarno
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Percorso Pedemontano
Percorso Pedemontano
Route 311, Riazzino–Arbedo-Castione
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