Basel's iconic buildings
Basel's most beautiful monuments are free to visit and can be found in the old town, located in the Grossbasel district on the left bank of the Rhine. Don't miss the spectacular, richly embellished red sandstone façade of Basel’s town hall (Rathaus) on the market square (Marktplatz). Step inside the building's courtyard and take in the 17th-century murals. Just a few streets away is the Basel Minster cathedral, also made from red sandstone and colourful tiles. Its terrace overlooking the Rhine offers gorgeous sweeping views of the city. Stroll through the medieval town and admire the three gateways that date back to the city's 15th-century fortifications, including the Gate of Spalen and its square tower.