Sion is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Sion one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Sion is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Sion or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Sion. Explore the historical monuments of Sion with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Sion guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Sion page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Sion landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Sion.
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Rue des Chateaux 14, 1950 Sion, Switzerland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
At the foothill of the lower hill of Sion, lies this beautiful church which is often referred as an ideal example of perfect combination of secular and sacred power, reflecting the glorious days of the church. The strong stone walls of the fortress guards both the church as well as the chateau. The striking feature of the whole fortress is its raw ...
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Rue des Chateaux, Sion, Switzerland
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Located on the opposite hills of Basilique de Valera, this beautiful castle was once ruined in the year 1788 because of fire. You can see the ruins still left on the rocky spire of the hill. In order to reach over there, you need to climb up steep stairs, winding around the hills. The stairs might look scary but the scenic beauty surrounding the pl...
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Rue de la Cathedrale, Sion, Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Sion Cathedral, as it is popularly known is said to be the seat of the Diocese of Sion. It was initially built as a small church in 10th century. Later on, with the increasing number of pilgrims and worshippers visiting the church, it was expanded in the year 1714. Today, the church is an important religious destination for pilgrims. The primary re...
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Rue des Alpes 1, Sion 1950, Switzerland
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tucked at the corner of the Old Town’s courtyard, this grand residence was built by Georges Supersaxo in the year 1505. The house is now being used by the municipality of Sion. The striking features of the residence are the Gothic staircase, grand hall with a beautifully decorated ceiling. The highlight of the ceiling is the carvings and the ...
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Valais, Sion, Switzerland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located at the north-western side of Sion, right at the top of the rocky peak of Montorge, stands the Montorge castle in a ruin state. Build in 1233 by Aymon de Chablais, the primary aim behind its construction was to keep a control on the Rhone Valley and the road to High Valais. However, during the War of Rarogne in 1417, the entire castle was bu...