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Guaita, City of San Marino

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Castle Tourist Spot
The vision of Guaita sitting high above the surrounding city represents one of the most recognizable images the country. Its tower, built in the 11th century and previously used as a prison, is one of three that can be seen on the national flag and the nation's coat of arms. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the region. The surrounding area is quite developed, offering restaurants and shops. Use our City of San Marino itinerary planner to add Guaita and other attractions to your City of San Marino vacation plans.
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  • The oldest tower, it is well maintained. Great views and photo ops. Go on to Tower 2 if you want objects to observe and admire. A few rooms are open that once housed prisoners. Because it is the first...  more »
  • This is one of three stone watchtowers in San Marino, which can be seen from a long distance away, studding the mountaintop of the tiny country. The views from around the tower are great, and the towe...  more »
  • The Guaita tower is the trade mark of San Marino, from popular photos to post stamps to coffee mugs to t-shirts it's the most recognizable image of the country. And it's very picturesque indeed.  more »
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  • This castle is, needless to say, a must visit of San Marino. Picturesque, scenic views of the Apennines and an unbelievably clear panorama of the coastal plains that stretches all the way to the Adriatic Sea. On a clear day, you can easily see the churches of Rimini from atop the hill using the telescope. It's quite amazing to think how the earliest inhabitants decided to settle here and constructed such mesmerizing structures that stood for over 700 years.
  • Historic, cultural, interesting, lots of little shops, not busy, absolutely fantastic views. the question is why wouldnt you come here if you are in san marino!!
  • It's a tower, a historic one. A bit of a walk to get to. Not at all handicapped friendly.
  • Great historical monument. Nice views from it.
  • The best place I've seen ever.

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Where to stay in City of San Marino

Because of its small size, nearly every part of town is convenient for the City of San Marino. Choose from one of the many bed and breakfasts or hotels situated around the city's old town center to immerse yourself in the history and the culture. For easy access to major sites, book a stay near Palazzo Pubblico Palace, the Basilica of St. Marino, or the Guaita Tower, which also provide access to restaurants and entertainment.
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