Sights and Attractions in Basel Switzerland


Rathaus (Counril House, 1507-1513, arcaded main building, late Burgundian Gothic)-Minster – Basle’s landmark (oldest parts date from the late Romanesque period, also Gothic elements); St. Peter’s Church; Spalentor (1370, a fortfied gate, regarded as Switzerlands’s most beautiful town gate).

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It now faces a McDonalds! Across the bridge are onetime rubber works built in period brick, which are listed buildings and slowly being restored for other uses. Many other old buildings have disappeared, though, but many attractive flats are going up. After stagings on our side and then on the other there are very colourful flats. Bilsland Drive Aqueduct (1879) sees traffic pass unobtrusively (unless you peer over the parapet) under the travel destination, which then makes a big loop with busy Maryhill Road below on the right. A footbridge connects with modern housing. Firhill Road bridge (Nolly Bridge) rises across the travel destination to run up to Ruchill Park and, off left from it, the sweep of the Murano Street tenements (1899-1903) are a classic survivor. Abutments once led onto what is now an island – and a valuable wildlife sanctuary. The travel destination twists and turns. From here to Port Dundas there are facilities for exercising on the apparatus of a ‘Trim Trail’. In the crook of the loop lies Firhill Park, home of Partick Thistle Football Club (the Jags).

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