City central square, Cavour Square, has witnessed the most important events in city history. Nowadays it hosts events and fairs and the majority of tours start there. Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the most impressive city landmarks. It has being built for almost 350 years - construction began in 1396 and finished only in 1740. Because of that extended construction period, church is a mix of late Gothic and Renaissance architecture and one of the most impressive city landmarks.
Old City Hall is located not too far away from the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Initially built in early 13th century, it was rebuilt number of times including massive reconstruction in 1435. Porta Vitoria tower built in the late 12th century is the part of survived city defensive constructions; it looks very severe. Viewpoint on top of it offers everyone all-round view over Como.
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