Palazzo Pubblico, City of San Marino

4.5
Must see · Government Building · Tourist Spot
Atop Mount Titan and overlooking the valley, Palazzo Pubblico represents the center for everything official and political in the city. Restored in 1996, the medieval architecture and preserved clock tower feature icons and symbols of the country, including coats of arms. Generally you cannot go inside the building because of administrative proceedings, but if you linger long enough you may be able to watch the changing of the guards, which happens throughout the day. After your visit, stroll through the adjacent square. See Palazzo Pubblico and all City of San Marino has to offer by arranging your trip with our City of San Marino day trip tool.
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  • Our visit was to watch the presidential ceremony. The setting and the event itself were fantastic and definitely worth the trip to one of the oldest democracies in the world - since 1286 the...  more »
  • The day we were in San Marino the Palazzo was not open to the public but we caught the changing of the guard which was OK.  more »
  • This Palazzo is easy to find and has the most stunning views. There are a few restaurants, shops and cafe's near by so a great place to grab a wine or coffee and watch Italian life go by. The...  more »
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  • Historic building that still serves as a government seat to the city. With official ceremonies taking place within, there are guards who stand in front of the entrance doors, as it was in the past, giving the tourists quite the interesting photo opportunities.
  • Wonderful!!! Go upstairs and see the beautifully painted council room. Make sure you watch the video on the second floor up the stairs it tells you all about the place.
  • This is the central government building in San Marino. The building, made of stone, is topped by a battlement. The attached clock tower, though smaller is constructed similarly. Adorning the façade of the clock tower,The square was fairly busy and cloudy with only an hour or so before dusk when we were there. Be sure to take a selfie with the statue and tower behind you. There are nice shops along the way in the narrow passageways.
  • Beautiful building on the square.
  • The current building was built between 1884 and 1894. It was designed by the Roman architect Francesco Azzurri whose marble bust we can see under the porch, to the right . The Coat-of-arms of the Republic is visible between the two small windows of the mezzanine. In the corner, also at the mezzanine level, there is a bronze statue of Saint Marino. The bell tower bears images of Saint Agata, Saint Marino and Saint Leo positioned above the clock.

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