Castelgrande, also known as Castello di San Michele or Burg Uri, is the oldest of these 13th century castles. Two towers, Torre Nera (28 metres) and Torre Bianca (27 metres) dominate Bellinzona's Old Town. The Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Art are located in the Castelgrande.
Castello Montebello, also known as Schwyz or San Martino, and the castle with the highest elevation, Corbaro Sasso – once known as Unterwalden or Santa Barbara, are among the best preserved medieval castles in Switzerland and are Unesco World Cultural Heritage sites.
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In the year 2000, the three castles of Bellinzona and its fortifications were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – and not before time! I often stroll through the medieval streets and imagine how soldiers on horseback once rode through these alleys, or picture, high up at the castles, how ladies in beautiful gowns watched minstrels perform.