The Monaco-Ville is a medieval era village that exists in the heart of the city. The village has pedestrian streets to walk by, along with houses that exhibit the region’s architecture. There are a great deal of restaurants and shops at that site, and is definitely one of the must-see places in the principality.
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A visit to Monaco is incomplete without paying a visit to the Prince’s Palace. The Palace is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco, and was constructed in the late 12th century as a fortress. The Palace is defended by special guards known as the ‘Carabiniers’, with the changing of the guard daily taking place at mid-day. The Palace is a breathtaking view itself, with several tourists often visiting the official residence of the Royal Family.
The city also has a fascinating piece of architecture exhibited in its cathedral, known as the Monaco Cathedral. It was built in 1875, and is based on the Romanesque-Byzantine style. The cathedral is located over the site of a former 13th century church. The church square also possess a vivid range of restaurants, just in case if you feel like taking a quick bite while being on tour.
La Condamine is another exquisite site to visit, and is one of the old districts of the region, like the famous Monaco-Ville. It’s well known for its wide harbour and luxurious yachts waiting at the docks.
Louis XV is one of the finest hotels in the world, and an expensive one as well. The restaurant promises an unforgettable experience, ran by one of the finest chefs in the world, Alain Ducasse. Reservations should be made beforehand, instead of walk-ins.
Monaco’s official convention centre, known as the Grimaldi Forum is a tourist favourite destination. The building has two convention restaurants and several auditoriums for ballet, opera and meetings.
The Principality is also known for the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, which is one of the most famous attractions of the region. The museum has impressive collections of marine flora and fauna, possessing specimens of several sea creatures. There are more than 4,000 species present in the museum’s aquarium, with a separate dining place and gift shop also present within the premises.
The exotic gardens of Monaco, known as the Jardin Exotique are one of the many gardens present in the region. However this one is a tourist favourite, as it exhibits rare plants from around the world. Tours are scheduled throughout during the day, with each tour lasting about 25 minutes.
The Monaco Opera House, also known as the Salle Garnier which is beautifully decorated with gold and red colours. The auditorium is filled with sculptures, paintings and other art works. The spectators are left spellbound by amazing spectacle, with the site being a must-visit for art lovers.
Monaco is also known for its famous Monte Carlo Casino, which is one of the primary attractions of the city. Those who are willing to take a little gamble and eager to spend should visit the infamous casino.