Next to the Palace is the figure of a monk. According to one of the chroniclers, François Grimaldi, disguised as a Franciscan monk, he managed to enter the fortress, after which the gates were opened to his soldiers. For this, the people called him the Evil One, in memory of this event, two Franciscan monks with drawn swords, in the form of shield holders, found their place on the coat of arms of the principality.
Today, anyone can admire the beauty of this palace, see the expositions and visit the premises.
Italian gallery and frescoes of the XV century in the south facade, Louis XV salon in gold and yellow tones, Blue Room, a harmonious combination of blue and gold; the Mazarin Salon, decorated with colorful wood panelling; the Throne Room with an impressive renaissance fireplace; the Palatine Chapel built in the 17th century, the Tower of St. Mary (Saint Mary) built of white stone quarried in La Turbie, the Palace Square and the white marble staircase of the 17th century lined with Carrara marble.
The princely palace consists of rooms, the situation in them is the same as several hundred centuries ago, the rooms are draped with brocade and on the walls are the works of famous artists:
- - Mirror Gallery - reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles;
- - Blue room for celebrations, upholstered in blue silk brocade, Venetian chandeliers on the ceiling;
- - Red room furnished in Louis XV style;
- - The Yellow Room - the former bedroom of Louis XV;
- - Mazarin's room, Italian furniture brought from France by Cardinal Mazarin.
In addition to this palace, the monarch has residences around the world and the most expensive are in France.
- Prince's Palace
- Oceanographic Museum
- Saint Nicholas Cathedral
- Palace of Justice - see the details of the architecture from the outside (no entry)
- Ancient tools
- Saint Martin's Gardens
- Change of sentries
The Prince's Palace in Monaco has been home to the royal family for eight centuries, and consists of four parts: the residential wing of the Prince of Monaco, the official wing (chancery and offices), the front wing with dining rooms, guest bedrooms and ceremonial halls, the church. Tourists are allowed to visit only the front part.
Work schedule. Open daily:
From April 2 to October 31, except Saturday and Sunday and during Formula 1 F1, Grand Prix.
April, May, June, September and October from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5:30 pm).
July and August: 10:00 to 19:00 (last entry 6:30 pm).
Closed from November 1 to April 1.
Prices (per person):
Adults: 8 €.
Children aged 8 to 14 and students: €4.
You can purchase paired tickets: visiting the Palace and the Oceanographic Museum.
For adults the price is 19 €.
For young people aged 13-18, students €11.
For children 8-12 years old - 8 €, children 4-7 years old - 7 €.
Tickets are valid only in the current year from April 2 to October 31.
Pair tickets: Palace and collection of cars collected by Prince Rainier III.
Children (8-14 years old) and students : 5 €.
Additional Information. Address du Palais, Tel: + 377 93 25 18 31, Fax: + 377 93 50 81 73, www. palais.mc, by train Monaco-Monte Carlo station.
Changing of the Guard
Photo - changing of the guard. The army of Monaco has 82 soldiers and the military band has 85 musicians - this is the only country where the army is smaller than the military band.
Through the streets of Monaco
Next to the Palace of Justice on a fragment of a building in Monaco: the motto "Deo Juvante", which means "With the help of God" in translation.
On the same square, the notable Palace of Justice began construction in 1924, the opening took place in 1930.
Monaco Cathedral. In the photo, the walls of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas made of white stone (address 4 Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, 98000 Monaco), currently serves as the tomb of the princes of Monaco. Services are held in the cathedral, concerts and festivals of organ music are organized.
The Catholic Cathedral of St. Nicholas, here are the tombs of the princes of Monaco, representatives of thirty-five generations of the Grimaldi family are buried. The cathedral is active, services are held only on holidays and November 19 - the day of the Prince of Monaco - is a local national holiday. The stone from which the church is built has an amazing property: it can bleach when it rains.
Grace Kelly - Hollywood star married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, they met at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955, becoming Princess Grace decided to end her career as an actress and come to grips with family affairs, she gave birth to three children, won love and respect for the inhabitants of the state, but a tragic car accident interrupted her life in 1982, she was buried in the family tomb, in the cathedral.
From Palace Square, surrounded by ancient cannons and pyramids of cannonballs, wonderful panoramic views of Monaco open up to the port of Monte Carlo and the Fontvieille area.
Monte-Carlo Oceanographic Museum, metal figure of a shark.
Saint Martin's Gardens, a monument to Albert I famous for a number of invented instruments and techniques for exploring the ocean.
Video Changing of the guard at the Prince's Palace of Monaco
Palais du Prince, MC 98000 Monaco-Ville, Monaco.
How to get there: by bus to Monaco-Ville, 1 and 2, stop Terminus Monaco-Ville, (terminus of the line).