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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Castelgrande
  • Chateau de Montebello
  • Chateau de Sasso Corbaro

Castelgrande

Chateau de Montebello

Chateau de Sasso Corbaro

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Switzerland 
Category
Cultural
Name
Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)
Year of Registered
2000
Keyword
Castle, Registered in 2000, Wall