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Monte Bar

Monte Bar, 6951 Capriasca, Switzerland

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About Monte Bar

Monte Bar is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, located north of Lugano in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. It lies on the range west of the Gazzirola, between the Val d'Isone and the Val Colla. A panoramic tour in the hills where you come across pastures, a typical Alpine hut, a lodge, a farm and a mountain meadow. This is one of the classic mountain bike paths of the Lugano region situated on the slopes of Monte Bar, where there’s an alpine hut with the same name, with “Bike Friendly” service



Attractions near Monte Bar

Gazzirola4.69km from Monte Bar

Gazzirola is an imposing mountain, from whose top there are three ridges. From the south-western side of the mountain rises the Cassarate river which forms the Val Colla. It was a nice place which is blessed with natural beauty and also it gives some opportunities for some adventure activities too.

Monte Boglia8.68km from Monte Bar

Monte Boglia is a mountain whose peak is along the border of Ticino, Switzerland, and Lombardy, Italy. It reaches an elevation of 1,516 meters and overlooks Lake Lugano on its southern side. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area and a lot of tourists have been attracted to this area because of its natural beauty and also its wilderness.

Montebello Castle9.36km from Monte Bar

The castle of Montebello is located in Bellinzona. Its previous names were "little castle", "New Castle" and "middle castle" from the fourteenth to 1506, then Castle of Schwyz until 1818 and finally to San Martino Castle. The medieval complex to which it belongs, which includes Castelgrande, Sasso Corbaro and the walls connecting them, since 2000 is part of the UNESCO. Today it houses the Archaeology and History Section of the Municipal Museum of the city's origins.

Castles of Bellinzona9.53km from Monte Bar

The castles of Bellinzona are one of Ticino's main attractions and, with the old walls that are still standing, are the sole medieval military complex in the Alpine region. They became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. Castelgrande, also known as Castello di San Michele or Burg Uri, is the oldest of these 13th-century castles. Two towers, Torre Nera and Torre Bianca dominate Bellinzona's Old Town. The Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Art are located in the Castelgrande.

San Bernardo9.75km from Monte Bar

The church of San Bernardo di Mentone is a religious building located in Bellinzona, in the Canton of Ticino. Built at the end of the 11th century, it was enlarged in the 15th century. In the 16th century, the bell tower, the portico in front of the facade, and an internal chapel were built. The church has a single nave plan covered by an exposed beam ceiling. The interior is almost completely covered with frescoes.

Monte Brè11.02km from Monte Bar

Monte Brè is a small mountain east of Lugano on the flank of Monte Boglia with a view of the bay of Lugano and the Pennine Alps and the Bernese Alps. It is considered one of the sunniest points in Switzerland.  Since 1912, the Monte Brè funicular has led from Lugano Cassarate to Monte Brè.

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Discover more attractions in Ticino, where Monte Bar is located

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The canton is named after the river Ticino, it is the only canton where Italian is the sole official language and represents the bulk of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. Ticino hosts two World Heritage sites: the Three Castles of Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.