A Dozen Delights in Monaco

A Dozen Delights in Monaco, Monaco, Monaco (B)

Monaco is the second smallest principality in the world (the Vatican is the first). Covering only 1.5 square miles it is more like a large city than a small country. As the second most densely populated area in the world it has had to find ingenious ways of accommodating all the people who have decided to live there. A haven for the rich and famous it is also a fascinating place to visit. The rock of Monaco may look solid as you approach but in fact it is a honeycomb of tunnels and car parks. As strict residential qualifications apply and its wealthy occupants and visitors have to be looked after thousands of workers commute in and out of the principality every day. Escalators and lifts whisk visitors up to the top of the rock the home of its capital – Monaco-Ville. From here a panorama of harbours, hotels and high-rise residences unfolds. The traditional quarters of Monaco are Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Monte Carlo and Fontvieille. The latter was reclaimed from the sea during the 1970s. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Dozen Delights in Monaco
Guide Location: Monaco » Monaco
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
Read it on Author's Website: https://experiencedtraveller.com/journal/2016-10-02-a-dozen-delights-in-monaco
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Oceanographic Museum
  • St Martin Gardens
  • The Cathedral
  • The Royal Palace
  • Place du Casino
  • Le Metropole Shopping Centre