Take an audio tour of Prince's Palace, occupied for more than 700 years by the ruling Grimaldi family. Built on the site of an 1191 Genoese fortress, the palace is still well fortified--it was frequently besieged over the centuries by Monaco’s larger and more powerful neighbors. Imposing from the outside, the royal family's only residence also displays wealth and opulence in its interior, furnished in the style of Louis XIV. Explore the state apartments, where you can see intricately painted 16th-century frescoes of mythological figures, and see the throne, draped with a red velvet awning and topped by the crown. The palace is only open to the public for a few months a year, so check the website for details. For Prince's Palace and beyond, use our Monaco-Ville trip itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Monaco-Ville vacation.
Prince's Palace Reviews
Es algo que no se puede dejar de ver el cambio de guardia frente al palacio, en verano se congrega muchísima gente a verlo imprescindible estar antes para ubicarse en un buen lugar. more »It is something that you can not miss the changing of the guard in front of the palace, in summer a lot of people gather to see it essential to be before to be located in a good place.
Pas impressionnant pour un Palais. Je m'attendais à plus, pas autant que le palais de la Reine d’Angleterre, mais quand-même... La relève des gardes est à voir. Peut-être aurais du je faire la visite ... more »Not impressive for a Palace. I expected more, not as much as the Palace of the Queen of England, but still... The changing of the guards is to be seen. Maybe I should have made the visit?!
Very scenic walk up to the palace. Great views to be had at all if the stops. The palace itself has the change of guard which occurs every day around midday, but crowds build up so be sure to get there early for a decent spot.
A nice place to visit. You have the palace, a garden, a church and some alleys to walk through. It is worth a visit and you have some lovely views from up there. We saw the change of guards 'ceremony', it was OK but for me not worth the wait.
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