Monaco's palace was built in 1911. It was originally a fortress built by Genoans. During its long history, it experienced numerous external sieges and artillery fires. Half of the palace is the private residence and office of the Royal family, and the other half is the museum. Part of the museum is open to visitors. We didn't go inside and we couldn't imagine the luxury of the palace from the outside. But the view of the Palace Square and its surroundings is still very good.
When you overlook its harbor from the outside without praising its magnificent and luxurious palace, you will unconsciously admire it in all kinds of languages: it's beautiful! Princes and princesses will look down upon their flourishing country and settled people in their road-style dormitories, all like fairy tales.
This is one of the most important tourist attractions in Monaco. Compared with the luxurious city of Monaco, the palace is a little simple. Every day at 12 noon there will be a change of duty ceremony for soldiers, which is very interesting. The palace has a high terrain and a good view of the harbour.
After a brief stay in Monaco, it is the second smallest country in the world (after the Vatican). Monaco is situated in the south of France. Apart from the southern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, it is surrounded by France in the north, West and east. It is one of the rare "China".
On the top of the hill west of Monte Carlo, Monaco's Prince Palace, built in the thirteenth century, is not open to the outside world on weekdays. Only when the Prince goes out, people can visit it. There are beautiful murals and magnificent golden murals in the palace. Outside the palace lay artillery and shells from the Louis XIV period.
Fortunately, I saw the changing ceremony in front of the Prince's Palace of Monaco. Every day at 11:55, there were too many people. Most of them were Chinese. At the end of the ceremony, there were many activities in the Prince's Palace of Monaco. Unfortunately, this weekend, it was not open to tourists. We could only see handsome men and beautiful women in various dresses driving into the Prince's Palace in luxurious cars, which was full of happiness.
The Prince's Palace of Monaco is located in the Palace Square of Monaco City, a seaside cliff. It takes bus No. 1 or No. 2 to the terminus. The fare is 2 euros. Then it can be seen on foot through a street of shopping or restaurants to the square. The appearance of the palace building is simple, such as there are no guards and artillery at the entrance. I can't believe it is the palace. Visit to the palace tickets 8 euros, no photos are allowed inside.
The first stop is the Prince's Palace. Following the winding road up the hillside, we soon saw the magnificent palace built on the cliffs. The oldest building in the city of the Principality of Monaco belongs to this ancient castle. Now there are old cannons on the battlements, and there are watchtowers in every corner of the castle. Now the palace is built on the basis of the old castle. It was built in the 13th century and has a history of several hundred years. It is surrounded by a large stone wall with a pheasant and many black shooting holes. Modern buildings and ancient castles intertwined in front of the palace gate is an open square, rare tourists occasionally show themselves in the open area under the hot sun. Perhaps because it was a military fortress built by Genoans in the 13th century, there were many ancient cannons around the Palace Square. It was funny for such a small country to show off such force. Instead of purchasing tickets to visit the palace, we stood up and watched the overcrowded skyscrapers of the country. At noon, after waiting for about 20 minutes in the Prince's Palace Square under the scorching sun, I grabbed the advantageous position and watched the temporary change ceremony of the Royal Palace Guard. We watched two Shanghai girls who had entered Europe from Barcelona, Spain, and planned to visit for 45 days. I envy them for being so young and promising that they already have the energy to play around the earth.
Photographs are forbidden in the palace. Everyone sends an interpreter. Everyone listens while watching. It is quiet and orderly. The guard of honor of the band was solemn and solemn when they went out to catch the midday shift ceremony. The palace overlooks the harbour with many yachts. Monaco Cathedral not far from the palace is magnificent.
Monaco, a country on the north coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is surrounded by France on three sides and facing the Mediterranean Sea on the other. It is a world-famous holiday resort with low latitude and warm climate. On the top of the city's hill there is a palace of beige white, which is the famous Prince's Palace of Monaco, beside which there are many cannons and round black shells.