Top Tourist Attractions In Monaco
Monaco is world’s tiniest country around the globe, despite being small it has great places to visit. Principally, the country was ruled by the Grimaldi Family from the 13th century. The country was not only famous for great tourist places, but also for gambling, car race and sweet romance fairy tale. Now, Monaco is known as the glamorous and glitzy place, where traveller gets chance to mingle with rich and famous celebs if lucky! Here are ‘Top tourist Attractions In Monaco’.
- Port De Fontvielle
The Port De Fontvielle is worthy place to visit wit, after spending thousands of dollars you can rent a yachts from the harbour. The place can accommodate 275-vessels of different sizes with all luxurious amenities. Long back, fifty years ago the Port De Fontvielle was just a piece of land with rocks, while now the area is developed and have titled as heart of the village, with amazing street buildings.
- Saint Nicholas Cathedral
All Catholic Countries have a cathedral, Monaco Country is no different. Monaco’s first Church was named after St Nicholas Cathedral in 13th Century which was then demolished in the 19th century. Today the place is known as ‘Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception’. The Church is also the burial place of the Grimaldis, Grace Kelly and Rainier II.
- Oceanographic Museum
The Museum is devoted to marine science. The building is seated facing the Mediterranean, it was founded in the year 1910 under the fame of scientist Jacques-Yves Cousteau who served as a director for 3-years. It holds a collection of sharks, turtles, shellfish, animal skeleton and many more. It holds around 4000-species of fishes.
- Jardin Exotique
The Jardin Exotique is must see on your list. The place has a beautiful botanical garden, structured on side of cliff. The botanical garden is home to different variety of Cactus. Some plants are more than 1000-years old. The garden is undoubtedly home to different types of plants with the Museum of Anthropology remains found on the site. The garden offers panoramic view to visitors.
- Monte Carlo Harbour
The Monte Carlo Harbour is rich and famous dock, where one will find all expensive yachts. It is oldest harbour, visitors can also visit the royal vessel belonging to Prince Monaco, docked at Port Hercules. The Port is moderately large which can accommodate 500-vessels approx. with scenic beauty.
- Le Rocher
The Le Rocher also known as The Rock or Monaco Ville. The place offers a chance to stroll the country’s oldest neighbourhood. The Ville which is built on rocky land facing Mediterranean Sea. The Ville date back to 6th century BC, when Greek established colony. Then, in 13th century Grimaldis formed headquarters in the fortress. Today, the ville is a popular tourist spot with a vast number of options of restaurants, souvenir shops and popular landmark.
- Prince Palace of Monaco
The Palace was the residence of the country’s ruler ‘the Grimaldi family’. The palace is currently headed by Prince Albert II. The Palace is open for public from June to October. The Courtyard is made from 3-million pebbles which form geometric patterns. Everyday guards perform a short ceremony called ‘Carabiniers’.
- Fort Antoine
The Fort Antoine is built on the edge of Le Rocher, the fortress was used for military purpose, is used as outdoor theatre today! On summer evenings, theatre organises an enchanting show under the stars, the venue is open for public. The theatre has around 350-person capacity with semicircular seating. The landscape around is main element people visit this place today!
- Jardin Japonais
The spectacular Japanese garden, built right on the hillside in eastern end of Monaco is a replica of Japan’s- Zen Garden with lush vegetation, water and stones. The park is around 7,000-square meter hug, which also includes crystal clear stream, waterfall, beach and many more. The garden gives a peaceful atmosphere with harmony and serenity.
- Formula One Monaco Grand Prix
You remember the famous Formula One Grand Prix race, which takes place every year in the last week of May in Monte Carlo. It is only the car race, which is held on the street. The course of the race runs from Boulevard Albert 1 up toward Monte – Carlo Fairmont Hotel. It is one of the world’s most popular car race organised by the Automobile Club of Monaco.