5 Must-Visit Attractions in Monaco

Think Hollywood blockbusters, vintage posters, worldwide televised events based from Monaco… Your trip will not be complete without taking a photo with these iconic landmarks and attractions of Monaco. Scroll down to find out more!


Representing the Monegasque icon and tradition is the Prince’s Palace, located over the rock of Monaco (Le Rocher) it enjoys a panoramic view of the country.

Built on a strong foundation in 1215 it has known many modifications and enlargements in the course of history. Today its splendour can be admired by all, including its Italian style galleries and XVth century frescoes; the throne room decorated with a fireplace in Renaissance style; and the Chapel built in the XVIIth century.

For a price of €8 for adults, visitors can visit this historical building in a 40 minute tour and see the change of guards ceremony every day at 1155am at the palace’s front.

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Port Hercule is the largest port of Monaco and one of the most photographic landmarks in the country. It is a natural marina located at the foot of the Rock, one of the deepest ports in the French Riviera it has been used as a safe harbour since the ancient Greeks, 2500 years ago.

Marvel at the lavish yachts moored here and be sure to capture the crystal clear sea that merges with the white of the sumptuous boats as the day ends with a beautiful sunset on the horizon – a memory to last for a lifetime.

Visitors are spoilt for choice with many restaurants, bars and clubs surrounding the harbour and which offer a diverse range of cuisines, themes and moods.

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Built over the Rock of Monaco on the cliff dominating the Mediterranean, the Oceanographic Museum was inaugurated in 1910. Its privileged position makes it a prominent maritime landmark as seen on many postcards.

Created by Prince Albert I, great-grandfather of Prince Albert II, it was originally designed as a palace dedicated to arts and sciences. Now, the museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn, love and protect the oceans.

Its founder believed that art and science should coexist seamlessly, thus the site also opens its doors to contemporary art exhibitions but also on educational programs for the children and adults alike.

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Built with white stones from La Turbie, the french city north of Monaco, the Cathedral of romantic Byzantine style houses the tombs of ancient rulers including Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco. From September to June, every Sunday at 10 am, there is a Mass sung by the group “The Little Singers of Monaco” and “The Cathedral Choir”. Access to the site is free from 8:30 am to 6pm (7pm in winter), except during religious celebrations.

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The iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo was originally built in 1863 and was enlarged several times until the end of the XIXth century. Built and decorated by the most famous architects, designers and artists of the time, today it attracts highrollers and visitors alike who not only want to try their luck but also marvel at this unique and historic landmark featured so many times in Hollywood blockbusters. The Casino de Monte-Carlo is open for group tours in the morning and operates late into the evening.

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