From the Casino to the Prince's Palace: the Principality of Monaco taken in pills. Here is everything you should not miss in this beautiful and elegant city:
The casino, located in the district of Monte Carlo, is undoubtedly one of the most important buildings in the whole town and one of the most visited. It is precisely this casino, which owes its origin to Prince Charles III who turned this city into the town of worldwide gamblers, par excellence. The building is a jewel of the Belle Époque designed by the architect, Charles Garnier.
The Prince's Palace
The Prince's Palace of Monaco, also called the Prince's Palace and Palazzo Grimaldi, it is one of the main monuments of the Principality. It is submerged in a unique landscape of incredible beauty, in the centre of Monaco, and located where once stood an ancient Genoese fortress (dated in early 1200).
Not to be missed is the old part of the city that preserves its medieval structure and houses many interesting monuments and places of historic and artistic interest: the square dedicated to the sculptor Bosio of the same name, the Chapel of Peace, the Gothic Palace of Justice in Saint-Nicolas Square, not to mention the gardens of Saint-Martin overlooking the sea and the major ramp, with its red bricks.
A beautiful religious building built in 1875 in white Turbie stone: the beautiful altarpiece of the 1500s by the painter Louis Brea, the Episcopal throne made of Carrara marble and the main altar. The cathedral is extremely popular because it houses the tombs of the former Princes, including the tomb of Princess Grace Kelly.
There are many museums noteworthy in this Principality. One of the main ones is the Oceanographic Museum, a most famous aquarium in Europe, being a work of immense value from an architectural point of view. Next is the Naval Museum, which houses over 200 ship models and outlines the history of the Navy, from the early submarines to transatlantic ships. A must is the Monaco Top Car Collection, a private collection belonging to Prince Rainier III exhibiting vintage cars among 100 types: military coaches, popular car, sports cars, classic cars and horse drawn carts. It continues with the Wax Museum, situated on Rue Basse and the Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs, which houses a large collection of objects and documents belonging to the First Empire.