Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Bellinzona UNESCO World Heritage

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2000
Size of heritage: 5.00 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 9,022°
Latitude: 46,193°

About

The Bellinzona site consists of a group of fortifications grouped around the castle of Castelgrande, which stands on a rocky peak looking out over the entire Ticino valley. Running from the castle, a series of fortified walls protect the ancient town and block the passage through the valley. A second castle (Montebello) forms an integral part of the fortifications, while a third but separate castle (Sasso Corbaro) was built on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other fortifications.


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Hotels and places to stay

La Tureta

Address
Distance: 1,7 mi
Piazza Grande 43
6512 Giubiasco
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 7:00 - 23:00


Unione

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
Via Henri Guisan 1
6500 Bellinzona
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 23:30
Weekend: closed


Internazionale Bellinzona Hotel & SPA

Address
Distance: 0,3 mi
Viale Stazione 35
6500 Bellinzona
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Bellinzona Sud Swiss Quality Hotel

Address
Distance: 1,1 mi
Autostrada A2
6513 Bellinzona
Switzerland

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 5:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 5:00 - 23:00


Videos from the area

Castel Grande Bellinzona - Bewegungen

Published: June 17, 2009
Length: 27:37 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Karlheinz Dietrich

Bewegungen auf dem Castel Grande in Bellinzona im Tessin in der Schweiz.

Visita a Bellinzona (Ticino )

Published: December 05, 2014
Length: 38:25 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: tierritasfs

Ciudad : Bellinzona Cantón : Ticino País : Suiza Castillos : Castelgrande,Castello di Montebello y Castello di Sasso Corbaro. Piazza Nosetto. Música: Ticino Ticino (Trio di Gandria )

Mercato (short film)

Published: March 23, 2015
Length: 42:18 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 3 Castles Productions

Some images from the traditional markt of Bellinzona. Three Castles Productions: Luigi Donato Giacomo Vanini Nauris Felice.

Castello , Kastel , fortezza , fortress

Published: December 19, 2013
Length: 06:51 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Emir Nisic

Festa popolare

Published: October 26, 2009
Length: 33:06 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Karlheinz Dietrich

Festa popolare in Bellinzona auf dem Castel Grande mit Baraban, Bandello della Val d Intelvi, Vox Blenii.

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