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    Tourist Attractions in Monaco

    The most interesting and beautiful tourist attractions in Monaco. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Monaco

    The smallest country on earth seems to be created for tourists. The mountains, the azure sea, the rich thousand-year history, parks, gardens, famous entertainment venues are so attractive that visiting Monaco becomes a dream of any traveler. The Principality has long been favored by the rich and famous. Nowhere else in the world can you see so many expensive cars and yachts as in Monaco.

    This country is a real little living fairy tale with a king and queen, beloved by all the people, Princess Grace, who got into a car accident and died. Her husband, Prince Rainier, lived alone until his death and was buried next to Grace. Streets were named in honor of the princess, a rose garden was planted, commemorative coins were issued. During her lifetime, she loved to organize holidays and festivals.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Monaco

    Monaco Ville

    Monaco Ville is an amazing city. It is home to about a thousand people, and it is only 700m long and 300 wide. Ancient narrow streets and sidewalks are closely huddled together on a high, 60m cliff. The city was founded on a flat top back in 1215. Today it is the historical center and capital of the Principality of Monaco. It is here that the residence of the princely family, the Palace Square, the Cathedral, the Oceanographic Museum, which Cousteau was in charge of, and many others are located.

    Monaco Ville
    Museum of Old Monaco

    Museum of Old Monaco

    The unique collection of household items and art of the Monegasques can be visited absolutely free on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Rock's more than a thousand-year history is represented through expositions of costumes, books, antique coins, photographs, musical instruments, ceramic collections, etc. The Museum of Old Monaco has become a national repository of the history, traditions and language of the ancient principality.

    Botanical Garden of Monaco

    The Botanical Garden of Monaco is famous for its rich collection of succulents from all over the world. In addition, the creators managed to ensure that a huge number of exotic plants have taken root here, thanks to which the garden is fragrant and drowns in flowers all year round. The total number of fauna representatives reaches 6000. One of the attractions of the garden is a natural grotto with stalactites and stalagmites.

    Botanical Garden of Monaco
    Larvotto Beach

    Larvotto Beach

    The most beautiful beach in the city center surprises with the purest water and snow-white artificial sand. Larvotto is a holiday destination for romantic couples and rich tourists. The glamorous public likes to soak up the sun here, sparkling with diamonds. There are also free well-equipped recreation areas, excellent cuisine and many hotels.

    Museum of Vintage Cars

    The idea of creating the museum belonged to Prince Reno III. For 30 years he has collected an impressive retro collection. The oldest exhibit is "De Dion Bouton" (De Dion Bouton) of 1903. For connoisseurs, meetings with the first brands of such automotive giants as Lincoln, Citroen, Peugeot, Packard, etc. will be especially expensive. there are old military vehicles in the museum, wheeled carriages of the princely family, a London taxi that Princess Grace used to drive.

    Museum of Vintage Cars
    Japanese Garden

    Japanese Garden

    The metaphor garden occupies 7000 sq. m. It is strikingly filled with the philosophy of unity and harmony of man with nature. All its elements are deeply symbolic and have a deep understanding of yourself and the world around you. A rock garden, bridges and ponds with fish, islands, a tea house create a unique atmosphere. Many elements were delivered to Monaco from Japan.

    St. Nicholas Cathedral

    The cathedral was built in 1875 . It is the main cathedral of Monaco and is known as the tomb of the princes. Solemn services are still held here on church holidays, as well as on November 19 on the national day of the Prince. The majestic white stone building is open to lovers of religious and organ music. Its walls are decorated with paintings by Louis Brea.

    St. Nicholas Cathedral
    Princess Grace's Rose Garden

    Princess Grace's Rose Garden

    Beloved by the people of Monaco, Princess Grace has always remained a beautiful rose in their hearts. Her passion and love for flowers was well-known, and a delightful rose garden was opened in her memory in 1984. About 14,000 plants were collected on a small plot of land, of which only 150 species of roses were collected. The rose garden is planned in the form of one huge rose with 9 unopened petals.

    Monte Carlo Casino

    The casino itself is interesting not only as a gambling establishment – it is a masterpiece of architecture, the interior interior solutions of which are distinguished by originality, luxury and excellent taste. In addition, the opera house is located in the same building. For ordinary tourists, free entrance to the casino lobby and the theater's cloakroom is open. Interestingly, citizens of Monaco are prohibited from gambling by law. Tourists wishing to play or explore all the halls will have to pay 10 euros for admission. Marble floors, columns, elaborate statues, paintings, bronze lamps – there is no doubt something to see.

    Monte Carlo Casino
    Prince 's Palace

    Prince 's Palace

    The Grimaldi family has chosen the Genoese fortress since 1191, gradually turning it into a luxurious palace. For more than 7 centuries, the castle has been the current residence of the Princes of Monaco. During the absence of the monarch, as signaled by the lowered flag, the palace is opened to tourists. The salons and halls of the palace are filled with extraordinary treasures.

    Monte Carlo Opera House

    The strange combination of roulette and opera in one building sounds piquant, but still does not interfere with the refined audience. Verdi, Wagner, Rossini performed at the Monte Carlo Opera House, Caruso and Chaliapin sang here. The interior of the theater is designed in a red-gold tone, and bas-reliefs and sculptures emphasize its splendor and status.

    Monte Carlo Opera House
    Port Hercule

    Port Hercule

    At the same time, the port of Hercule can accommodate up to 700 ships. The wise decision to build a port in this place belongs to Prince Amber the first – from here you can reach the most important attractions and entertainment of the principality. The port is constantly undergoing reconstruction. The authorities strive to make the port modern and convenient for their distinguished guests.

    Park and Casino Square (Casino Square)

    The area in front of the Casino is special. There is a dress code on it — it is forbidden to walk in jeans and sneakers. There is even a sign warning about this. In front of the Casino is a beautiful French park of palm trees, flowers, ponds with reeds and lilies, which smoothly passes into the mountains. At night, lanterns light up around the square in front of the casino, creating an indescribable atmosphere.

    Park and Casino Square (Casino Square)
    Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

    Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

    The Oceanography Museum seemed to have grown out of a rock. It offers impressive views of the sea, the city, and parks. For a long time, the museum was headed by an honorary citizen of Monaco, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. On the basis of the museum there is a library, laboratories, narrowly focused research centers, a marine farm. Here you can see rare inhabitants of the deep sea, skeletons of huge whales.

    Fort Antoine

    You can get to a free concert or an open-air production at the Fort Antoine Theater. The stepped amphitheater accommodates 350 spectators and is open almost all summer. The old building used to have quite military tasks – to protect Monaco-Ville. In the courtyard of the fort there are cannons and stacked cannons, and parapets, curbs and a watchtower have been preserved on the walls.

    Fort Antoine
    St. Devota 's Church

    St. Devota 's Church

    By tradition, all the brides of the princes of Monaco bring their wedding bouquet to the church of St. Devota as a sign of respect for the young girl who did not want to give up Jesus Christ even in the face of torture and death. The tortured Saint Devota was carried out by the sea off the coast of the principality. Since then, residents have been holding a commemorative procession and prayer services.

    Chapel of the Mercy of God

    Chapel of the Mercy of God

    Since 1629, a brotherhood of Black sinners gathered in the chapel, who preached repentance of sins and the mercy of God. They were famous for their good deeds and were respected by the people. Many who believed and felt the touch of Mercy left jewels to the church or offered other gifts. A statue of Christ carved from wood by Napoleon's court sculptor is still kept in the chapel.

    Monte Carlo Country Club

    The opening of the Club in 1928 was attended by five crowned heads – it was a significant event in Europe. The Country Club is a large sports complex. Various competitions are held on its basis. Tennis tournaments are the most popular among the sophisticated public. One of the most famous is the April Rolex Masters tournament. In addition, the Country Club has an excellent swimming pool where you can come with children, a squash and golf course.

    Monte Carlo Country Club
    Cafe de Paris

    Cafe de Paris

    Sitting in a cafe with a view of the Monte Carlo Casino is a special chic. It is convenient to watch the public coming to the casino, expensive cars and you can just eat at any time. The rest of the cafes in the city are closed from lunch until 7 pm. In addition – free wi-fi and a cozy interior, quite reasonable prices: not the most expensive, but not the lowest. Here you can order something from the Monegasque cuisine – for example, pancakes or lemon tartlets.

    La Mayenne Corniche

    Mayenne Corniche is the name of the highway that connects Nice and Monaco. The road goes along the sea, climbing a serpentine into the mountains. When traveling by car, it is worth staying in the small town of Eze. Here you can have a snack at a local restaurant, stroll through the narrow old streets, breathe in plenty of clean mountain air. Fascinating landscapes of mountains and the sea open from the height.

    La Mayenne Corniche