Prince’s Palace of Monaco , Monte-Carlo , Architecture, Monuments, Palaces Provence Attractions

Prince’s Palace of Monaco
Address - 98015 Monaco
Type - Architecture, Monuments, Palaces
The residence of the governing Grimaldi family, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, is located in the Principality of Monaco. The Palace of Monaco, located in a beautiful location – close to the sea, on top of a cliff – is a home for members of the House of Grimaldi for over seven centuries! (The Princes of Monaco have not changed their residence, even once, during this period). From a distance, one can see «if the owner is at home» - if the Prince of Monaco is in his residenceб the banner of Prince floats on the tour Sainte-Marie, indicating the presence of the sovereign in the palace.

Palais Princier de MonacoThe Grimaldi Palace was founded in 1215, as a Genoese fortress. It was not the time for a festive decoration of the palace building for Princes. After all, the principality was constantly threatened by the invasions of the «neighboring» big countries - France and Spain. However, the palace walls were built strong and resistant, which helped to sustain the seats of the enemy! And so far, on the ground in front of the palace, there is a battery of cannon from the time of Louis XIV,  shining on the sun by militants tubes, which are polished to a shine.

However, the extensions to the palace were made even in difficult times – the tour Sainte-Marie in white stone and the Chapelle Palatine (Palatine Chapel), built in the XXVIIth century, appeared there.

Time passed, and the little principality of Monaco «turned» into an expensive elite «tourist paradise». Therefore, they began to restructure the Prince's Palace actively, which affected its appearance – it started to develop gradually in width.

One of the most famous buildings of the palace - the galerie à l’italienne - was added. It extends along the south side of the building; one can see beautiful frescoes on mythological subjects by the Genoese artists who worked in the sixteenth century.

The Salon Mazarin, decorated with multicolored wood in a Moorish style; the Salon Bleu, decorated in blue and gold; the Salon Louis XV, in shades of yellow and gold and the salle du Trône, with a large fireplace, where all official ceremonies take place until now, were added to the Palace later.

And in the inner courtyard (which is paved with colored pebbles, put in the form of geometric shapes), famous outdoor concerts are held every summer.      
                  
The changing of the guard ceremony is performed every day, on the Palace Square, opposite the Palace at exactly 11:55. Carabinieri of the Prince, dressed in ceremonial uniform (in winter they wear dark clothing, and in summer - light clothing) perform the ritual, which has not changed for over a hundred years…


Map - Prince’s Palace of Monaco



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