What to do in Monte Carlo?

6 October, 2014 0 Comments

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is located in the heart of the small but glamorous principality of Monaco. It is a city of casinos, luxuries and also the host of the Formula One Grand Prix. The Mediterranean climate of this corner of Europe makes it a very nice place, although sometimes in winter is very cold and it rains quite. Whenever you want to travel here avoid as far as possible do this in May, date at which we celebrate the Grand Prix, because everything becomes much more expensive. Monte Carlo was founded in 1866 in honour of Prince Charles III, and is the wealthiest district of Monaco.

What visit in Monte Carlo?

– The Grimaldi Palace –

The Grimaldi Palace was built in the XIII century. It is the Royal Palace of Monaco and has been home of the Grimaldi family for more than seven centuries. In its interior you can visit 15 rooms, including the Throne Room. You can also visit here a museum about Napoleon.

– Museo Oceanográfico y Acuario –

The Oceanographic Museum was ordered by Prince Albert I in 1910 and is located on a cliff overlooking the sea, offering a lovely view. The aquarium with more than four thousand fish and 200 invertebrates, in addition to a swimming pool with sharks. In the Aquarium there are more than four thousand fish and 200 invertebrates, in addition to a swimming pool with sharks.

– Cathedral of Monaco –

The Monaco Cathedral was built in 1875 on the site of an old church of the XIII century. It is dedicated to St. Nicholas and in it lies the tomb of the Princess Grace of Monaco and the previous Princes of Monaco. If you can, visit this cathedral on Sunday to hear the magnificent organ of the temple. The entrance is free.

– Casino of Monte Carlo –

This world-famous casino was built in 1878 by Charles Garnier, architect of the Opera House of Paris. This casino is first class and is full of luxury and glamour. Its stained glass windows, sculptures, stairs … everything here is impressive. To enter is required to bring suit and tie if you are a man and go dressed in an elegant way if you’re a woman. The Montecarlo Casino opens every day and there is no admission for children under 18 years.

– The Japanese Garden –

If you like the gardens, the Japanese Garden you can visit him on the Avenue Princess Grace. This park covers some 7,000 square meters and perfectly combines water, stone and vegetation. Azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias form a beautiful whole. The entrance is free from 09.00 hours until sunset.

If what you want is to go shopping, or at least to look that can be purchased here, recalls that Monte Carlo is a very expensive city in general.

Monte Carlo Monaco

There are shops for all tastes and signatures such as Gucci, Armani and Versace. The most expensive area is known as the Golden Circle. In the Plaza of the Casino are the best jewellers in Monte Carlo. The only place in which you  can find something cheaper is in Rue Princesse Caroline or in the market in Place d’Armes.

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