Explore interesting sights in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Bellinzona, Switzerland.Sightseeing Tours in Bellinzona
The Castles of Bellinzona are a group of fortifications located around the town of Bellinzona, the capital of the Swiss canton of Ticino. Situated on the Alpine foothills, the group is composed of fortified walls and three castles named Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro. Castelgrande is located on a rocky peak overlooking the valley, with a series of walls that protect the old city and connect to Montebello. Sasso Corbaro, the highest of the three castles, is located on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other two. The Castles of Bellinzona with their defensive walls have been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
2. Castello di Montebello
Montebello Castle is located in Bellinzona. Its previous names were "Castello piccolo", "Castello nuovo" and "Castello di mezzo" from XIV to 1506, then Schwyz Castle until 1818 and finally Castello di San Martino. The medieval complex of which it is part, which includes Castelgrande, Sasso Corbaro and the walls that connect them, since 2000 is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it houses the section of Archaeology and History of the origins of the city of the Civic Museum.
3. Villa dei Cedri
The Villa dei Cedri Museum is a Bellinzona art museum. The museum presents the Ticino, Lombard and Swiss artistic production from the nineteenth century to today. In particular, the collection collects monographic funds of significant artists in particular in the area and there is a specific attention to works on paper and graphic art. The villa owes its name to the great cedars of the park where the villa is located.
4. Castello di Sasso Corbaro
The castle of Sasso Corbaro is located on the left bank of the Ticino river, near Bellinzona. With the castles of Montebello and Castelgrande and the walls that partly cross the valley, it has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The "Castle of Sasso Corbaro" is also called Castle of Cima, Castle of Unterwalden since 1506, Castle of Santa Barbara since 1818.
5. Collegiata dei Santi Pietro et Stefano
The Church of St. Peter, Paul and Stephen is a Renaissance Baroque church located in Bellinzona. The building, home to the Ticino state parish, houses many artworks dating back to the 15th and 19th centuries. These include the Great Holy Water font known as Fontana Trivulzio from 1465 and the organ from 1588.
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