Fodor's Expert Review Castello di Montebello

Bellinzona Castle/Palace

The most striking of Bellinzona's three castles has a core section that dates from the 13th century. The palace and courtyard, both from the 15th century, are encircled by walls with spectacular walkways on top. The center structure houses an attractive, modern Museo Civico (Municipal Museum) and the Museo Archeologico (Archaeology Museum), with exhibits on local history and architecture, including an impressive collection of Gothic and Renaissance stone capitals.


Quick Facts

Via Artore 4
Bellinzona, Ticino  6500, Switzerland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 10 SF, 15 SF combination ticket includes Castelgrande and Castello di Sasso Corbaro, Apr.–June, Sept., and Oct., daily 10–6; July and Aug., daily 10–7, 10 SF, combination ticket 15 SF includes Castelgrande and Castello di Sasso Corbaro, Closed Feb. and Mar.

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