Tourism in Monaco Maps of the Wolrd | News | Reviews

Monaco

Independent principality in SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea, near the French-Italian border. Probably Phoenician in origin, it was annexed by Marseilles in the first century a.d. Part of the Lombard kingdom in the seventh century and of Arles in the eighth century, it came under the Grimaldi family in 1070. An independent principality in the 13th century, it was subsequently under Spanish protection between 1542 and 1641, under French protection from 1641 to 1793, and annexed to France in 1793. The Treaty of Paris of 1814 restored the family’s domination, but the next year it fell under Sardinian protection. After 1861 it again came under French protection. The princes ruled as absolute monarchs until 1911, when Prince Albert I granted a new constitution. In 1962 Prince Rainier established the present liberal constitution. In 2000 Monaco was accused of being a center for money-laundering, and France threatened to force the principality to tighten the regulation of its banks. Prince Rainier died in 2005 and was succeeded as ruler by his son, Albert II. Notable buildings include the 16th-century palace, the 19thcentury Byzantine-style cathedral, and the famous casino of Monte Carlo.


     

Monaco in photos

Explore every corner in Monaco

5 truly amazing places you must visit in Monaco

places of interest you must visit

Travel news

puerto rico is waiting for pizza lovers and beer

14 June in the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, for the second time will be a gastronomic festival Pizza & Beer Fest. This is an interesting alternative for those who want a break from Caribbean foo... read more

new croatian hotel on the ship

In one of the cities of Croatia, namely in Rijeka recently opened the country's first boat-hotel. She was named Marina. Botel-hotel is a regular hotel, all rooms are on this ship, standing at the por... read more

italy. the best beach in the world on the island of lampedusa

Italy confirmed the reputation of one of the most attractive countries for tourism. The beach of the island of Lampedusa where constantly there arrive refugees from the countries of Africa, is called th... read more

the uninvited guest on board

Just the other day on the Boeing 747 was discovered the passenger, not bought a ticket for the flight. They became a snake, the length of which reached twenty centimeters. Found it at a time when pas... read more

spain. the most expensive taxi charge is in tarragona

According to research done by a non-governmental organization for costumer protection FACUA in 45 Spanish cities it turned out that Tarragona, San Sebastian, Girona and Pamplona has the highest fares fo... read more