Castelgrande World Heritage Site

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Castles of Bellinzona
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Montebello and Sasso Corbaro castles above Bellinzona
LocationBellinzona, Bellinzona District, Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
Part ofThree Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona
CriteriaCultural: (iv)
Inscription2000 (24th session)
Coordinates46°11′35.3″N 9°1′20.7″E / 46.193139°N 9.022417°E / 46.193139; 9.022417Coordinates: 46°11′35.3″N 9°1′20.7″E / 46.193139°N 9.022417°E / 46.193139; 9.022417
Castles of Bellinzona is located in Canton of Ticino
Castles of Bellinzona
Location of Castles of Bellinzona in Canton of Ticino
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Castles of Bellinzona is located in Switzerland
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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.[1] The Castles of Bellinzona with their defensive walls have been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

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