Walls at Castles of Bellizona, Switzerland

These several photos taken by my wife in her recent trip to Castle of Bellizona in Switzerland make me think of castle walls, especially the Great Wall of China.IMG_0966

Here is a brief introduction of the Castles of Bellinzona  from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:IMG_0967

The Castles of Bellinzona are a group of fortifications located around the town of Bellizona, 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. The Castles of Bellinzona with their defensive walls have been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.IMG_0968

The walls seem quite well preserved.

I am glad that it has been awarded as a UNESCO site.

31 thoughts on “Walls at Castles of Bellizona, Switzerland

  1. It does look like the Great Wall. (Another destination to go to)
    I was sorry to hear that people are stealing stones from the Great Wall.
    (I think you mentioned that?)
    😦

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