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Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

Address: Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: 93 25 18 31
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Monaco-Ville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored marbles and gold plating.
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Carthage, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were just walking around here and by chance they were changing the guard. It was rather hard to see because of the mass of people, but glad we got to see it. The views here are great and just a short distance from the palace we had lunch of some great crepes. I guess you have to do that... More 

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Marseille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

From time to time, we fancy a day trip to Monaco. But we never drive there, just drop the car in the free car park in Nice St. Augustine station and take a train there, costs only a few Euros. We like to climb to the high hill where there's the Royal Palace. Not that I have much interest in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Palace's exterior is small compared to other Palaces and there are only a small number of guards - except at the changing of the guards at the daily 11.55 am ceremony. In front of the Palace is a square but go to the sides where you see the fantastic views commanded from this majestic position. Definitely a place to... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Impressive palace set on top of the Rocher. View from the top is quite stunning. The cannons and pyramids of balls are fascinating to see. The guard changes every day at 11.55 am. The surrounding streets are nice to walk around being the older part of Monaco.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

During our visit of Monaco, of course we went to Place du Palais to admire the Prince's Palace. It is a modest Palace but well worth a visit. It is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. It was built in 1911 as a fortress, which still can be seen from the shape at the outside. The Palace has... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had the opportunity of visiting this stunning Palace recently. It is located in a large Courtyard like a small square. The design of the building is also unique and unusual and there is a statue of a Monk by the side. You can take beautiful pictures of the Palace and also view the Marina and Monaco from the side. Managed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Palais du Prince, is a smaller palace compared to other European palaces. While the facade is modest, inside is grand and beautiful. The artwork and furnishings were awesome. Palace is definitely worth a visit, the audio is very informative and the view is stunning.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

When we decided to visit Monanco from our visit to Nice we had no idea that the day we picked was National day. Free buses all day which we took advantage of to get to see all of Monaco, all one mile of it but stunning buildings on this cliff side country. The best part was climbing up the stairs... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The palace is the gem of Monaco: while a bit modest from the outside, it's all royal and beautiful on the inside. You'll pass through beautiful rooms with classic paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and other antiquities. Take the English (or other language you require) audio guide on entrance. Note that if you go there by yourself and as not part of... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The palace is grand and a must visit if going to Monaco. Audio guides tell all the interesting history, but what we loved was the view of Monaco from outside the palace. If nothing else, just go that. You can always walk up through the streets of Monaco, we just took a taxi. The area around the palace is nice... More 

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