Area – 2.02 sq. kilometers. Population – 37,308 (June 2016). Currency - Euro. Official language – French. Monaco has been ruled by the House of Grimaldi since 1297.
Monaco is well known for its quality of life, pleasant climate, beautiful beaches, and sunny Mediterranean coast with breathtaking scenery. It is a favorite destination for travelers all over the world. It is unique in so many aspects. There is something to do for everybody. Take full advantage of everything the Monaco has to offer.
The evidence of early humans dated 400,000 BC has been found in a cave on the Rock of Monaco. Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology provides the most significant milestones in the history of humanity.
Monte Carlo is one of most elegant Monaco district. It is famous for its luxury hotels, casinos, stylish cafes, beautiful parks, nightclubs, and the largest concentration of stores. The legendary Casino of Monte – Carlo located here surrounded by beautiful park and Monaco Opera house. Visit Casino to see its gorgeous design and architecture.
The Oceanographic Museum is a home to more than 6000 fish specimens, over 200 species of invertebrates and a hundred species of hard and soft corals in hundred pools. The Museum Aquarium is one of the oldest in the world established in 1910 by Prince Albert I. Visit the Naval Museum that features the unique models’ collection of famous Marines from the ancient times to the present day. If you are interested in numismatic or philately, visit the Museum of Stamps and Coins that presents the complete chronology of currencies dating to 1640 and the postal history of the Principality.
World Class Events
There are many the world’s most prestigious annual events in Monaco. Let’s name some of them: the International Circus Festival, Rose Ball in March, Spring Art festival and the Rolex tennis tournament in April, International Fireworks festival in July-August, Red Cross Gala ball in August, Yacht show in September, Dance forum in December. The event information and schedule can be found here.
The world's most-exclusive car show
Monaco is the best place to see old, modern and sports cars. You will be impressed by ultra-expensive vehicles on the streets. Visit Monaco in January for Monte-Carlo Rally, in May for Formula 1 Grand Prix that held every year since 1929 or in April for Top Marques Monaco show.
Monaco is celebrity spotting
Monaco is definitely a hot spot for celebrities and the world’s wealthiest individuals. Many world’s elite tennis players, racing drivers, musicians, and movie stars live in Monaco. Also, many celebrities choosing Monaco as their holiday destination.
Famous films shot
Monaco is a popular filming location. Whether you are planning the Monaco trip of a lifetime, visit filming locations where the films' scenes were brought to life Never Say Never Again, GoldenEye, Iron Man 2, Spectre, Priceless, Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, and Grace of Monaco are some of the famous movies that were set up there.
Explore charming gardens of Monaco presenting unique native and foreign plants, stunning scenery and landscape.
Monaco offers a wide range of attractions. Whether you are interested in relaxing, shopping, sailing, fine dining or wine tasting, Monaco is a perfect destination.
Enjoy a mild climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year.