Monaco is one of the most beautiful places on earth! Despite being fairly small in size, there are a lot of things to do and see in Monaco. And even though Monaco is best known for its Monte-Carlo casinos, you should visit plenty of other destinations. Check out a few places you should visit in Monaco.
1. Cathédrale de Monaco
A popular destination for visitors Cathédrale de Monaco is located in the old town of Monaco. The cathedral is the resting place for lots of royals, and the most famous are the flower-covered graves of fairy-tale couple Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.
2. The Prince’s Palace of Monaco
Located in Monaco-Ville, the Prince’s Palace is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. During the summer months the state rooms are open to the public and entry ticket to the palace also assures access to the Napoleon Museum next door.
3. Jardin Exotique
Monaco has many gardens and one of them is the Jardin Exotique. Since it is located on a cliffside, you can grab some of the most wonderful views of Monaco. Enjoy a walk through the great collections of cacti and succulents, and be sure to take a guided tour around La Grotte de l’Observatoire.
4. Monte-Carlo Casino
Unlike the massive, flashy casinos of Las Vegas, the Monte-Carlo Casino is really all class. Even if you are not a gambler, it’s worth stepping inside, just to experience how the high rollers live and see the lavish décor. So if you are old enough, the Monte-Carlo Casino is definitely worth a visit!
5. The Musee Oceanographique
One of Monaco’s best museums, the Musee Oceanographique is another great place to visit in Monaco. The top two floors are dedicated to the ocean exhibitions, and down below you will find an aquarium with the tanks full of exotic fish, sharks, and coral reefs.
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6. Roseraie Princesse Grace
Located in the Fontvieille district of Monaco Roseraie Princesse Grace boasts a small swan-filled lake and over 4000 rose bushes. It was created in 1984 as a memorial to Princess Grace of Monaco. A walk through this beautiful garden is certainly worthwhile.
7. Grimaldi Forum
The Grimaldi Forum is Monaco’s congress centre as well as a cultural centre. Be sure to enjoy contemporary art exhibitions or go to a ballet performance by Les Ballets des Monte-Carlo. The building itself is worth a look – it’s full of drinking spaces and designer dining and two-thirds of the building is submerged in the sea.
Have you ever been to Monaco? What are your favorite places in Monaco?