A mighty bastion

Bellinzona’s impressive castles are among the best surviving examples of medieval military fortification. The three fortresses, linked by walls, occupy a defensive position that has been strategically important since the Roman era. Rebuilt several times over the centuries, Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro have recently been restored to their full glory. Cultural Heritage since 2000.

Did you know?

• The castle of Sasso Corbaro was built in just six months.
• At Montebello Castle you can make your own salami.


Opening hours

Castelgrande museum:
November-March/April - from 10:30 to 16:00
March/April-November - from 10:00 to 18:00

Castello di Montebello and Sasso Corbaro museums:
March/April - November: from 10:00 to 18:00
November - 7 January 2018 - from 10:30 to 16:00
From the 8th of January 2018 to March: closed

How to get there

Train/Bus to:
Bellinzona Stazione
Check with SBB.ch
Discount on the travel with the UNESCO World Heritage Ticket

Highway exit Bellinzona Nord or Bellinzona Sud
Check with Google Maps

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