Recommended Great Tourist Attractions in Monaco

Small in size but with fame disproportionate, this principality on the French Riviera is the most densely populated in the world. It consists of a small strip of coastal land with cliffs and beach and is also known by many luminaries who live and visit there. Monaco is a notable example of a state without natural resources and a small domain was still capable of developing into a world class tourist destination.

Palais du Prince

An imposing building, the Royal Palace was originally a thirteenth-century fortress. Besides serving as the residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco and his family, the palace boasts many superbly appointed apartments. Tours of the palace are made when the prince and his family are not close, and you may want to time your visit to coincide with the changing of the guard at 11:55 AM.

Jardin Exotique

Monaco's mild climate lends itself to the flourishing of many different types of plants in this botanical garden. The Museum of Prehistory and Anthropology, which displays various relics of the two pre-Roman and Roman times the region is within the area. There is also a grotto that has scheduled tours.

Formula One Grand Prix

Every May and June, this microstate plays host to racing cars careering through its narrow streets at breakneck speeds. Formula One World Championship Grand Prix of Monaco is said to be the most difficult of the entire circuit. It is also possible to walk the route in the offseason, but be careful crossing the street.

Prince of Monaco's Car Collection

Oh, yes, His Highness is also an avid car enthusiast. In the event you visit Monaco in the racing off-season, you can always take a look at this collection of a hundred virgins four wheels. Beautiful things and beautiful people always seem to be associated with Monaco.

Oceanographic Museum

The aquarium-museum is located in the Jardins de St-Martin in Monaco-Ville. Built in 1911, houses an extensive collection of marine fauna and related exhibits. A statue commemorating cliff outside the building by Prince Albert I, who was a renowned marine scientist.

Cathedral of Monaco

This hotel is located on Avenida San Martin, which also has beautiful gardens. This building in turn of the twentieth century, is where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace were married. The cathedral is also a place of rest, and the bones of many of the Grimaldi royal family are there, too.

Port Tours

Hang out in your busy port of Monaco. You'll see passenger ferries and yachts of the rich and famous, either tied at the docks or coming or going. You might even spot a famous face or two.

Shopping

Expect to pay top dollar for everything while in Monaco. Some shopping places include the Golden Circle near the Avenue de Monte Carlo and the Fontvieille Shopping Center. If you want to be more personally involved in your purchases, you might want to visit the Mercado de La Condamine, near the Place d'Ames.

Game

Monaco grew up around its casinos. In the Place du Casino is the Casino de Paris, known as much for its architecture and luxurious furnishings, and its clientele. The Monaco Casino is another well-known casino for high rollers, which imposes a dress code of jacket and tie.

Food

In Monaco, you can find establishments serving everything from hot dogs expensive meals could only rich gastronomes love (and pay). A mid-high range to go to the Café de Paris. In the Hotel de Paris will find the most expensive restaurants, Le Grill de L'Hotel de Paris and Louis XV.

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Oceanographic Museum

Monaco Cathedral

the Condamine Market

Palais du Prince

Jardin Exotique

 
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