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    Slovakia: Tatra Mountains. Go Now!

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    Bulgaria: An old Turkish bridge. Go Now!

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    The isolated mountains of Bulgaria hide cultural gems around every corner, including this old Turkish bridge in the Rhodopi Mountains. Explore Bulgaria!

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    Italy: Rome' historic buildings. Go Now!

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    Crumbling buildings in Rome (pictured) only add to the atmosphere in a country where old is redefined and western civilization begins. Explore Italy!

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    Although next to the seas and made famous by trade, Portugal boasts dynamic landscapes and architecture, including the Palace of Pena (pictured) near the town of Sintra. Go to Portugal!

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Architecture of San Marino

Sammarinese Architecture - San Marino from above
San Marino from above

Architectural monuments in San Marino date back to the city and country's founding in the 1200s. Most of the structures from this time are limited to walls, gates, and other military defensives that are integrated with the natural landscape. Amongst these military strongholds are the three towers: the Guaita Tower (1000s), the Cesta Tower (1200s), and the Montale Tower (1300s).

In the 1800s much of San Marino City was built in the neo-Classical style. The most notable of these structures are the Palazzo Pubblico (1884-1894) and the Basilica of San Marino (1836).

 

This page was last updated: May, 2014