Older sister (part 1)
Among the inhabitants of the Principality of Monaco, a legend is known about how the distant ancestor of Grimaldi rejected the harassment of a certain lady who turned out to…

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Monaco Cathedral
Cathedral of Monaco - the main cathedral of the Principality of Monaco was built of white stone, brought from La Turbi. The cathedral stands on the site of an older…

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Monaco Grand Prix circuit
At the Formula 1 World Cup, the most “slow” and difficult step is precisely the legendary Monaco lap, which all riders dream to overcome. To do this, you need to…

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Court of Honor

The Honorary Courtyard is considered the former central part of the 13th century fortress. He took on his true architectural appearance during the reign of Honor II.

His successor, Prince Louis, planned to “cut through” the door in the frontal facade of the building, overlooking the Square and the old city. Then, during the restoration work carried out by Prince Rainier III, the Honorary Courtyard was paved with three million white and colored stones, forming giant geometric shapes.

In 1960, the sovereign prince provided the opportunity to the prestigious National Opera Orchestra (which has been called the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra since 1980), which has earned international recognition, to organize concerts on the territory of the Honorary Courtyard. Continue reading

Monaco Hotels

Wealth and diversity are two characteristic features of the hotel sector of the principality. Old palaces are witnesses of a magnificent past and incomparable luxury. Speaking as a symbol of the legendary era, they challenged time, and in place of yesterday’s traditions, their current reputation has grown. “Hotel de Paris” and “Hotel Hermitage” lead the story in their own way. The first – built in the last century, retained all the splendor of noble architecture, reflected in its hall, the Empire Hall, rooms and salons. The second – together with its neoclassical-style restaurant and the Winter Garden, creates a carefully guarded atmosphere of the “Beautiful era” of the 20th century. Of these two hotels, there is direct access to the Terrace Pool, which is implemented in the shape of a shell and filled with sea water. Continue reading

Court of Honor

The Honorary Courtyard is considered the former central part of the 13th century fortress. He took on his true architectural appearance during the reign of Honor II.

His successor, Prince Louis, planned to “cut through” the door in the frontal facade of the building, overlooking the Square and the old city. Then, during the restoration work carried out by Prince Rainier III, the Honorary Courtyard was paved with three million white and colored stones, forming giant geometric shapes. Continue reading

Three days in Monaco (part 3)
However, Mireillea is married, and if that gentleman ever finds his Monegasque, he himself will not become a happy taxpayer anyway. Only his children will be recognized as full citizens…

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Monaco Cathedral
Cathedral of Monaco - the main cathedral of the Principality of Monaco was built of white stone, brought from La Turbi. The cathedral stands on the site of an older…

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Monaco Cathedral
Cathedral of Monaco - the main cathedral of the Principality of Monaco was built of white stone, brought from La Turbi. The cathedral stands on the site of an older…

...

Court of Honor
The Honorary Courtyard is considered the former central part of the 13th century fortress. He took on his true architectural appearance during the reign of Honor II. His successor, Prince…

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