Monaco: Activities to discover in the Heart of the Rock

Discovering the Treasures of Monaco's Quartier du Rocher


The treasures of the Rock of Monaco

Welcome to Monaco's Quartier du Rocher of Monaco also called Monaco-Ville, a place steeped in history, culture and mesmerizing activities. Nestled at the top of the Mediterranean Principality, this emblematic district is full of treasures to discover during your visit. From majestic historical sites to breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and fascinating museums, the Rock of Monaco offers an unforgettable experience at every step. Here are some of the sites not to be missed during your visit:


The Prince's Palace

The Prince's Palace has been the official residence of the Grimaldi family since 1927. Perched on top of the Rock, it offers stunning views of the Mediterranean. During certain times of the year you can visit part of the Grand Apartments, which are open to the public. You can discover the Hercules Gallery with its mythological frescoes of the sixteenth century, the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, the sumptuous Louis XV Salon, the majestic Throne Room or the splendid Palatine Chapel. The changing of the Carabinieri Guard, which takes place every day at 11:55 am on the Place du Palais, is also a spectacle not to be missed.


St. Nicholas Cathedral

Built from 1875, St. Nicholas Cathedral is another treasure of the Quartier du Rocher. In Romanesque-Byzantine style, its façade in white stones from La Turbie is impressive. Inside, you can discover the burials of deceased princes as well as remarkable artistic elements such as the great organ and an altarpiece dating from the year 1500.


The Saint-Martin gardens

The Saint-Martin gardens, the first public garden opened in the Principality in 1816, offer a peaceful walk on the side of the rock. You can enjoy magnificent panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea while admiring the sculptures scattered throughout the park. It is a great place to relax and cool off during your visit to the Quartier du Rocher.


The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Located on the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum was created in 1910 by Prince Albert I, great-grandfather of the current Prince Albert II of Monaco. This impressive museum houses more than 6000 specimens and offers a fascinating dive into the underwater world. You can discover aquariums filled with various marine species, whale skeletons, models and fossils. Do not miss to visit the Lagoon, a coral reef reconstituted in the museum.


A timeless visit in Monaco-Ville

The Quartier du Rocher in Monaco is a place steeped in history, culture and beauty. Walking through its narrow alleys, exploring its historical sites and enjoying its panoramic views, you will be transported to another time. Every corner of the Quartier du Rocher reveals a part of Monaco's fascinating history.

To fully enjoy this beautiful area, it is recommended to leave your car in one of the many car parks and continue your visit on foot or by taking the small trains or mini-buses provided for this purpose. Take the time to explore the alleyways, admire the Renaissance mansions and marvel at the cultural treasures scattered throughout the Quartier du Rocher.

Visiting the Quartier du Rocher in Monaco is a unique experience that will immerse you in the history and charm of this Mediterranean principality. Whether you are passionate about history, nature lovers or simply looking for a cultural getaway, this neighborhood has many secrets to discover. Do not miss this opportunity to let yourself be dazzled by the timeless beauty of the Rock of Monaco. If you are looking for an apartment on the Rock, know that our agency can offer you for sale a charming 3 rooms crossing with cellar in Monaco city. Contact us now for more information and find your ideal residence in the heart of the Principality of Monaco.

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