Things to do in Monaco

Monaco – Home of a Hollywood princess and the Grand Prix

Monaco is an independent state, country, and municipality about the size of a city, located between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by the Italian and French Riviera on the East and West respectively. This famous city is one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world and there is always things to do in Monaco.


Things to do in Monaco

Sightseeing in Monaco

For those who prefer sightseeing, there is a lot to see in Monaco. The Royal Palace, Palais du Prince in Monaco is an imposing building and fortress built in the 13th century. Apart from being the residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, this palace also boasts several excellently appointed apartments. You can visit it yourself when the Prince and his family are not around. Touring around this palace is an experience of a lifetime. Grace Kelly discovered Monaco when shooting and starring in a Hitchcock film and ended up becoming its princess.

Apart from these things to do in Monaco, there are many other interesting places to visit like the Monaco Yacht Show, and Monaco Cathedral whereas the casino nightlife is filled with lots of fun and excitement.

Monaco Grand Prix

If you are in Monaco, the Grand Prix is an absolute must-watch since this is what the city is famous for all over the world. It’s usually in the months of May and June that this microstate conducts racing car events. The Formula One World Championship Grand Prix race held here is supposed to be the hardest in the whole circuit.

Monaco Yacht Show

The MYS (Monaco Yacht Show) is Europe’s biggest event for mega yachts, a show that is held every year in Monaco.
If you visit Monaco during the event you’ll see luxury yachts from all over the world.

Monte Carlo

When in Monaco you should also consider visiting Monte Carlo, a city very close to Monaco famous for its casino complex and botanical gardens.

Monaco Casino

The Monte Carlo Casino is Monaco’s Casino, a large complex in Monte Carlo.
Here you can enjoy everything from Roulette to Poker and Black Jack.

Monaco Aquarium

The oceanographic museum in Monaco is also an aquarium. It has unique collection of marine fauna and associated exhibits. This museum of marine sciences is sure to be a visual treat for every visitor.


When to go to Monaco

An ideal time to visit Monaco is during the fall or spring i.e. during the month of April or October, because at this time, visitors will get to enjoy the lower accommodation rates and the balmy weather.


Things to do in Monaco

Monaco Facts

Population30 510

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Monaco Opera House

Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Being a part of the Monte Carlo Casino, Opéra de Monte-Carlo sure is an interesting place for an opera house. Usually one might not consider gambling and card games as part of the finer arts, but in Monaco, the high and the low is accustomed to exist in harmony. Designed by the same architect, Charles Garnier, who made the famous Parisian opera house Palais Garnier, this is a truly exquisite building made to last, being founded in 1879 and is still going strong today. If you are in Monaco and need a break from blinking lights and sounds from one armed bandits, this oasis of an opera house is the perfect place to retreat to.

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