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Fortress of Guaita
Guaita tower overlooking the city

Guaita is one of three towered peaks overlooking the city of San Marino, the capital of San Marino. The other two are Cesta and Montale.

Fortress of Guaita[edit]

The Guaita fortress is the oldest of the three towers constructed on Monte Titano, and the most famous. It was built in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison, and was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2008.[1] [2]

It is one of the three towers depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms.

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Coordinates: 43°56′07″N 12°26′59″E / 43.9354°N 12.4496°E / 43.9354; 12.4496


  1. ^ "Twenty-seven new sites inscribed - New cultural sites inscribed during the 32nd session".
  2. ^ "New cultural sites inscribed: San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano".