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Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Monaco-Ville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Architectural Buildings
Description: Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored marbles and gold plating.
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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Much smaller than the likes of Buckingham Palace, the rooms are much smaller but felt warmer. The palace is immaculate both inside and out. Well worth the walk up the hill, an audio was provided which added to the tour. I only wish I could have taken photos as some of the portraits, furniture and facades were beautiful. Well worth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You are given an audio guide which leads you around the palace. There are about 15 stops on the tour and the commentary moves you along quite quickly, although you can take your time to look around each room between commentaries. The rooms are small but filled with interesting portraits and antiques. I was surprised at the small size of... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Definitely a must see for your visit to Monaco. We didn't make the changing of the guard as we took the wrong exit from the train station leaving quite a walk first to the marina & then to the palace. The signs directing you to the palace take you in a roundabout way! However, when we eventually got to the... More

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Clayton, California
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a beautiful palace fit for a king; well, for a prince in this case. Not as big as the grand palaces of the major European countries, it is still elegant and filled with wonderful pieces of furniture and works of art. Coupled with the audio guide, it is an interesting and enjoyable tour. Of course, this is coming... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Most visitors to Monaco make time to come up to the peak and watch the spectacle of the changing of the guards and this in itself is worth the time and effort as is the wander around the lanes nearby. It is worth the time to take a tour around inside the palace itself, learn the history, the usual ornaments,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The palace situated on a hill over looks the town of Monte Carlo. It has a magnificent display of the marina and the F1 circuit. The compound also houses a chapel. We managed to take a walk along the outer side of the property.The exterior is like that of a fort with pretty magenta bougainvillea growing over the wall. A... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tours are well organised with everyone being given an audio in the language of their choice, so you can wander at your own speed. Lovey decor, especially the ceiling and wall frescoes. There is something to interest everyone here, from paintings, furniture, and the story of life here. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The palace visit includes an audio guide which was great for explaining the purpose and history of each room during the tour. It's also worth your time to catch the changing of the guard. People gather pretty early for this so it's worth it allow a few extra minutes in your schedule to get a good spot for the viewing.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great place - if you're visiting Monaco, make sure you don't miss the Palace - it is beautiful inside and the view...the view is amazing!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Felt like stepping back in time inside this beautiful palace. The audio tour was very informative. Ticket price was reasonable too.

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