5 Sights in Bellinzona, Switzerland (with Map and Images)

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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.

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1. Castelgrande

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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.

Wikipedia: Castle of Castelgrande (EN)

2. Castello di Montebello

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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.

Wikipedia: Castello di Montebello (Bellinzona) (IT)

3. Villa dei Cedri

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Villa dei Cedri Photo uploaded by User:RicciSpeziari. Photographer: Riccardo Speziari / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museum of Villa dei Cedri is an art museum in Bellinzona, Italy. The museum presents the artistic production of Ticino, Lombardy and Switzerland from the nineteenth century to the present. In particular, the collection collects monographic funds of significant artists in particular of the territory and there is a specific attention to works on paper and graphic art. The villa owes its name to the large cedars of the park where the villa is located.

Wikipedia: Museo civico Villa dei Cedri (IT)

4. Collegiata dei Santi Pietro et Stefano

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Collegiata dei Santi Pietro et Stefano Roland Zumb├╝hl (Picswiss), Arlesheim (Commons:Picswiss project) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Collegiate Church of Saints Peter, Paul and Stephen is a Renaissance religious building with Baroque inserts located in Bellinzona. The building, seat of the parish of the Ticino city, houses numerous works of art dating back to a period between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Among these are the large stoup known as Fontana Trivulzio, dating back to 1465, and an organ whose original nucleus dates back to 1588.

Wikipedia: Chiesa collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Stefano (IT)

5. Castello di Sasso Corbaro

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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.

Wikipedia: Sasso Corbaro (IT)

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