The Palazzo Pubblico (Public Palace) is the town hall of the City of San Marino as well as its official Government Building. The building, where official State ceremonies take place, is the seat of the Republic's main institutional and administrative bodies: the Captains Regent, the Grand and General Council, the Council of XII, and the Congress of State.

The main section of the building is topped by battlements over a series of corbels. The clock tower above also features such an arrangement with battlements and corbels. The overall design is similar to the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, but on a much smaller scale.

Located on the site of an ancient building called the Domus Magna Comunis, the current building was designed by the Roman architect Francesco Azzurri and was built between 1884 and 1894. After a hundred years of existence, it was becoming unsafe in today's standards, so a complex restoration project was undergone. The intervention was completed by the internationally renowned architect Gae Aulenti on 30 September 1996.

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Founded: 1884-1894
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in San Marino

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JOUNG HO KIM (2 years ago)
the best building to match the blue sky
李小乐 (2 years ago)
Very nice to see.
Devin Kanzler (2 years ago)
The guards are super nice and friendly. Opens at 9, so stop in any time after. It does close early, but the guards are still standing outside and will take pictures with you if you ask nicely. They have a gun given to them from queen Victoria on the one standing guard.
V C (3 years ago)
This is a beautiful and historic building next to one of the prettiest squares in the country/city. The building is also the official government building for the country but hardly anyone seems to visit it (though we were there on a Sunday). Use your TuttoSanMarino card to buy the five multi-museum pass for 7.50 euros (for this palace, two other museums and the two towers) - which is excellent value as just seeing the two towers costs 6.50 euros and this museum is 3 euros otherwise. Inside there is an entrance hall and up a flight of stairs there are two chambers: the main general council chamber with a huge painting of San Marino presumably. Another smaller chamber is next to it but you cannot go inside it. Also there is a bust of Abraham Lincoln and a quote he made about the country. All in all, it's worth a quick look but only takes about 10-15 minutes.
Qner Q (3 years ago)
Amazing palace with super nice view. Didnt visit inside, but worth to visit as it is the main square of San Marino.
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