The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
This impressive museum and aquarium, opened in 1910, is a
must-visit attraction for any visitor to Monaco. The aquarium
features recreated natural environments containing more than 6,000
specimens including tropical fish, sharks, marine invertebrates and
corals whilst among the museum's displays are a full-scale
reproduction of a sperm whale, a collection of exotic sea shells
and the world's largest exhibition of marine curiosities.
For almost a century Monaco's beautiful Exotic Garden has been
home to a spectacular collection of rare and exotic plants. Divided
into themed areas linked by pathways, the garden includes a large
collection of flowering cacti and succulents, a Mediterranean
garden, a subterranean cave known as the 'underground cathedral'
and several panoramic viewpoints.
Cathédrale de Monaco
The magnificent Romanesque-Byzantine Cathedral of St Nicholas is
the burial place of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco and
whilst the interior decoration is less grandiose and opulent than
that of comparable European cathedrals it is no less beautiful and
features a collection of important sixteenth-century artworks and a
Renaissance-period wooden altar.