Cesta Tower, City of San Marino

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As one of the three towers on the national flag and coat of arms, Cesta Tower serves as one of the most well-known architectural buildings in the city-state. Built in the 13th century on the highest of Mount Titan's peaks, this tower generally receives less attention than the more developed Guaiti. Today the tower serves as a museum to honor Saint Marinus, the first person to build upon Mount Titan, which ultimately led to the creation of the independent republic of San Marino. Follow the trail between the two accessible towers (Cesta and Guaita) and climb the steps of the tower for panoramic views of the city. Use our City of San Marino trip planner to visit Cesta Tower on your trip to City of San Marino, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Definitely a must is accessed with ticket already paid the first tower and also presents Museum of weapons. Also from this tower has an amazing view although it has more military characteristics rather than of permanence of persons as in the first tower
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  • The basket (or Fratta) is the second of three towers defending San Marino. Is located at the highest point of the Titan. The current structure is 15th century and pentagonal and has been included in the second circle of walls but as a watch-tower seems very old. Today it houses the Museum of ancient weapons that collects hundreds of interesting pieces. To visit the ticket.
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  • The second tower of the Republic, is equally open to visitors as the Guaita. To get to the basket from the Guaita take the step of witches, suggestive Avenue where you can see the surrounding landscape. The tower houses the Museum of ancient weapons, interesting Museum which houses numerous weapons from different parts of the world. Than the Guaita, in this tower you can climb and take some of the walls.
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