Since Pisa was an important Maritime State for many centuries, there are still many beautiful historic buildings to be seen in the centre. Most of them also show influences of architectural styles from other cultures around the Mediterranean Sea.
Historic Buildings Pisa
The most famous building in Pisa, and one of the most famous in the world, is the Leaning Tower. Its construction began in the 12th century, but was not completed until two centuries later. At the moment, the more than 50 meter tall Torre Pendente leans over about 5 meters.
The Palazzo Mosca is a historic palace, which actually consists of several buildings joined together. The oldest parts of the building date from the 12th century. Together with the adjacent Palazzo Gambacorti it serves as the town hall of the city.
The Palazzo Blu (“Blue Palace”) is a historic building in the centre of the city. It was also created by merging several existing buildings. It is now used mainly for exhibitions and other events.
Logge di Banchi
The Logge di Banchi stands at the Ponte di Mezzo on the southern bank of the river Arno. The building is the seat of the State Archives and is located right next to the Torre dell’Orologio.