Monaco Kingdom Attractions
Semi real and semi fabulous tiny kingdom, it is sandwiched between the sea and the rocks. It is both modern and ancient at the same time, it seems to be open to all, but retained its mystery. So what is it really like, the kingdom of Monaco?
A small state, is very proud and distinctive. He managed to maintain his traditions and customs from past years.But at the same time, the architecture of Monaco can be described as the avant-garde, here it is a real art. Monaco is also a modern world center and the birthplace of gambling.
The country is a historical and cultural center. Also, Monaco is, most likely, the only state in which the size of a standing army is less than the size of a military orchestra. In the kingdom there is only one higher educational institution, its name is “International University of Monaco”.
Monaco consists of four small parts, as well as Monte Carlo and Monaco – villa.
Sightseeing of the kingdom can begin with a visit to the princely palace. Tourists can only go into separate ceremonial halls. If you manage to visit this wonderful place, you can see with your own eyes all the charm of the Mazarin salon, the Throne Hall and the Louis XIV salon. The palace is filled with 180 rooms. Also in this amazing place are the Palace Archive and the Napoleon Museum. The cathedral is very popular, in which the princely family holds all the ritual ceremonies. Near the cathedral since 1920, the Oceanographic Museum has been located here – it is a huge building, which houses 70 aquariums, huge coral reefs. For those who like to attend ballet and opera, the opera house (Garnier Hall) opens its doors. And do not forget to visit the Exotic Garden with a very large grotto and Landscape Park with a rose garden.
Monte Carlo is home to the popular Japanese Garden, which was designed by renowned architect Yasuo Beppu. This is a unique artwork that combines the beauty of stone, water and vegetation. Pines and olive trees are specially trimmed in a Japanese way. Ponds and waterfalls are decorated with unique artificial islands. Natural stones were matched in color, shape and size. The tea house, bamboo fences, stone lanterns and wooden gates were specially brought from Japan.