Discover the old town through the narrow alleyways from the middle ages which lead to the picturesque Place Saint Nicolas and Placette Bosio, the Chapel of Mercy, Palais de Justice and the Cathedral, a Roman-Byzantine style building built in 1875.
Naturally, your feet will guide you to the Place du Palais, where every day at precisely 11:55am the changing of the guard takes place in front of the Princely Palace.
La Rampe Major et Porte Neuve
The Rampe Major, paved with red bricks, runs between two XVIth century gateways, connecting La Condamine and the Place du Palais.
Lignes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
The Changing of the Guard
Every day at 11.55
am, a changing of the guard ceremony takes place on the Palace Square, a solemn
military ritual performed with perfect coordination.
The Prince’s Palace in Monaco is a private residence, but the State Apartments are open to visitors for part of the year.
This Palace was built in 1924, on the personal initiative of HSH Prince Louis II and inaugurated on May 1st 1930.
5 Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro
Built with white stones from La Turbie in 1875, this roman-Byzantine style building houses the burial places of past princes.
4, rue Colonel Bellando de Castro
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.
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
on the side of Monaco’s legendary Rocher, the Oceanographic Museum founded by
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s great-great-grandfather Prince Albert I has
been watching over the oceans for more than a century. The Museum is
renowned throughout the world for its expertise and has more than 6,000
specimens on display.