St Martin Gardens

The Principality’s first public garden, opened in 1816, was built on an abandoned plot in order to provide work for residents when famine hit the Principality.

Originally, the St Martin Gardens were typically Mediterranean (pine trees, holm oaks, myrtle, pistachio trees, etc.). Additional exotic species acclimatised to the site were later added.
Hidden below the road, between the Oceanographic Museum and the Cathedral, this green oasis offers visitors taking a stroll lots of surprises with fabulous views out across the sea.
Its steep, winding paths hug the side of the rock and offer walkers numerous spots in which to rest. There is also a space in the middle of the garden where visitors can enjoy a refreshing break by the side of the pond.
Exceptional plants and sculptures sit side by side in harmony in this unique location which marries art and botany. On a headland facing out to the Mediterranean, visitors will find a bronze statue of Prince Albert I, the “navigator prince”, created by artist Francis Cogne.

Accessibility: access for people with reduced mobility is located opposite the cathedral or in front of the Oceanographic Museum esplanade. Be aware that there are some quite steep slopes.

Free entry.