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Culture of Monte Carlo. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Monaco port at night The beautiful Palace Square and the princely palace located on it remain one of the main attractions of Monte Carlo. Every day thousands of tourists gather on the square to watch the ceremonial changing of the palace’s guards. This ritual has become a symbol of the city, whose residents are very sensitive to the traditions and culture. Cathedral of Monaco is another striking architectural landmark of this place. It was built on the site of an old church in 1875. The first religious building on the site of the cathedral appeared in the 13th century. A beautiful ancient organ and a massive throne made of white marble have become the main ornaments of the cathedral.
Small Monte Carlo is incredibly rich in high-class hotels. Hôtel de Paris has always been one of the most famous hotels in the city. The luxury hotel is open in a beautiful building that … Open
Of course, there are more original excursion objects in Monte Carlo. Japanese garden is one of them. Located near the coastline, this is a large project created by talented designers and florists. In addition to plants of wondrous beauty, the garden is decorated with miniature waterfalls, bamboo fences, and stones - just like in a real Japanese garden. There is also a cozy tea house in the garden. This is one of the most attractive and charming places in the city.
Fans of excursions should not forget to visit the world-famous Cousteau museum, which was founded in 1899. The main exhibit of the museum is a huge aquarium, in which the museum’s visitors will find a rich collection of inhabitants of the sea. Besides this, here are housed the collections of exhibits that tell about the work of the great explorer and oceanographer. Prince's Palace also hosts the museum of Napoleon, which is home to priceless historical documents from the First Empire. An excursion in the museum will be greatly enjoyed by numismatists and philatelists - old stamps and coins make up a significant part of the museum’s exposition. Copyright
The popular spot with a very stylish name, Golden Circle remains the top destination for shopping. The area has formed around Casino Square and covers several nearby streets. Besides top … Open
Old Antoine Fort is an interesting place of attraction not only to fans of walks in historical sites, but also to fans of theater. In 1953 the fort underwent a massive reconstruction, after which a beautiful theater was opened in it. Today the picturesque open-air arena can seat up to 350 spectators at a time. There is an unusual 'decoration' on the theater’s stage - the pyramid made of cannonballs, which reminds visitors of the past of the military fortress. A high observation tower is among those buildings that have survived since ancient times. Nowadays it is equipped with a special playground for tourists.
Fireworks in Monte-Carlo. Monte Carlo is not only a favorite place for celebrities, but also the preferred place when it comes to shooting films, where “effectiveness” and luxury are so needed. As a result, luxury hotels like Casino de Monte-Carlo often became a place for shooting “Bond” – so you can see places from the familiar footage from movies such as “Never Say Never”, “Golden Eye” and “Casino Royale”. “Grace of Monaco”, a film about the life of the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, (in a year, she starred in the movie “To Catch a Thief” by Alfred Hitchcock) was shot here. Almost every corner of Monte Carlo can boast of this fact. Hotel de Paris also appeared in the movie “Iron Man 2”.
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By the way, Grace Kelly is loved and honored here. The city has a monument to the Hollywood actress, who managed to become the princess of Monaco as a result of her cold aristocratic beauty, and the church in which she is buried (Cathédrale de Monaco), is a favorite place of pilgrimage for tourists precisely due to this fact. You find too that Prince Rainier III, like many other monarchs, is also buried here. It was here too, that the wedding ceremony between Rainier III and Grace Kelly was conducted. The cathedral aside these events, is also considered remarkable for its architecture. Built in the year 1875, it is a magnificent example of neo-Romanesque style. Saint Paul’s Anglican Church Monaco is another beautiful neo-Romanesque building, built in the year 1925 by the bishop of Gibraltar.
Monte-Carlo coast Any tourist will definitely find walking around the Champions Promenade a pleasure, and especially for those who are keen about football. Here, just like Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”, there are prints of the hands and feet of famous football players. In general, Monte Carlo is a kind of Hollywood for football players and football fans; here everyone will be reminded of this. Staying here on a visit, you can accidentally stumble on the players celebrating the victory (or loss) of a match in any establishment.
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It is definitely taking a walk along the port of Monte Carlo. As a matter of fact, the city seems to open up its “soul” right about here. Stylish yachts, attention-grabbing sculptures, crystal clear water, and the famous Monte Carlo rally (if your visit should coincide with it), will make you wish to stay here forever. In the evening, concerts are often held here. Also in the city there are other interesting museums, except the Museum of Cousteau. We are referring to the Collection de Voitures Anciennes de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco, which houses the most sophisticated cars of Prince Rainier III, as well as the Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies, which attracts all philatelists, and the Musee Naval de Monaco, where you can see interesting models of ships.
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Monte Carlo
♥   Palace 'The Prince’s Palace' , 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Monte Carlo and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée Matisse' Nice, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée d art moderne et d art contemporain' Nice, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice' Nice, 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Arts Asiatiques' Nice, 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Monte Carlo
♥   Sanctuaire national Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice, Nice, 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate, Nice, 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Église Saint-Michel, Sospel, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale de la Nativité de Notre-Dame, Vence, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Platéa, Antibes, 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Concattedrale di S. Siro, Sanremo, 30.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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