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    Vatican City: Vatican Museums. Go Now!

    Vatican City
    The smallest country in the world offers the heart of Catholicism and among the world's finest art collections, including the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms (ceiling pictured). Go to Vatican City!

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    Macedonia: Traditional architecture. Go Now!

    Macedonia
    Macedonia is a country still finding its unique identity, but its architecture is already one of a kind. Explore Macedonia!

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    Netherlands
    This low country might be small, but it maintains a unique place in history and culture. Explore the Netherlands!

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    Austria: Belvedere Palace. Go Now!

    Austria
    Belvedere Palace (pictured) is just one of many palaces found in Vienna. The capital is a good start to Austria, which also features the Alps, the Lakes District, and incredible history & food. Go Now!

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    Ukraine: Traditional Village. Go Now!

    Ukraine
    Ukrainian culture is based on village life, particularly that found in the Carpathian Mountains (pictured). Begin Your Journey!

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    Sweden
    This Scandinavian country boasts big city excitement in Stockholm to small town charm. Begin Your Journey!

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