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Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

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Address: Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: 93 25 18 31

Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored...

Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored marbles and gold plating.

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Fairy tale like palace

Worth the walk up from the main town. Good vies of Port Hercule on way up.Not a very large Palace but seeped in history. The day I visited there was no changing of the guard. Very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Pablo S
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the walk up from the main town. Good vies of Port Hercule on way up.Not a very large Palace but seeped in history. The day I visited there was no changing of the guard. Very busy, lots of tourist.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is worth to visit but I must point out, if you expect this palace like any other ones you had seen, it is not really comparable. It is very small and simple. The old town around the palace is a must see, so I guess you will make the trip and see both. The aquarium near by is also... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had one day to visit Monaco as a day trip from Nice and it was pouring rain. Since walking around was out, a tour of Palais was a great choice. Given that this still a "working building" access is limited to one side, but what we saw was amazing. The English audio guide was pretty good, although some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the palace was not guided. I received a free audio set for 30 stations after palace guards and security machine inspected my bag/purse. The stations were for various public rooms like the reception room, the throne room, a memorial bedroom for the Duke of York who died in that room while visiting, sitting rooms, hallways, and the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please be noticed that we only saw it from the outside--- The view from the hill and the way up are quite nice. The entire place looks neat and clean as is the entire state. Police presence everywhere which is not annoying at all. There is one police officer per 68 people which makes Monaco to one of the safest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful palace worth seeing while in Monte Carlo. It is advisable to first buy the entry ticket. After security you are provided with audio guide. The photography is not allowed inside. Each room has got its own charm and history. The furniture and paintings are excellent. The change of guard outside takes place around 12 noon which... More 

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Surprise, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait in line in the hot sun for this. I have to say that I found it to be over-the-top ugly, with tons on gold leaf, room after oppressing room of it. There was a shockingly bad portrait of the royal family. I thought, "You have got to be kidding." Then we went outside to watch the... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you should buy a ticket first and then stand in line. the line was fast and after 20 min. we went inside of palace. firs our bag was checked and then we got the audio guide. you can not take any picture inside the palace. there are many beautiful room with Complete explanations. you must see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The changing of the guard was a great experience. The Prince employs only people Monaco. Anyone in the employ of the Prince is except from taxes. The guards must retire by 55.

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Richland, Wa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palais du Prince is worth seeing if you are in Monaco. It's well organized and well curated and you learn a little bit of Monaco's interesting history, but really it's not all that exciting and probably doesn't need to be done twice.

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