The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is a royal palace that is the home of the Prince of Monaco, the place is situated in Monaco. The original palace was built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, it was built as and remained for many years as a fortress due to the instability in the region. The palace has been bombarded over the years but since the late 13th century it has been in the possession of the Grimaldi Family. The family were never stable in their ruling of the region to have the opportunity to build a more modern palace nor has there ever been any free land for a palace since they've been stable. The family in the late 20th century celebrated 700 years at the palace. The palace has been renovated and improved over those years. The palace is the home of the current Prince of Monaco. The changing of the guard happens daily at 11.55am.
If travelling to the palace by car, there is car parking available a short walk away at ‘Parking Place d’Armes’. The palace is a 10-minute walk away from Monaco’s train station.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace operates as the home of the Prince but it still opens its doors to visitors with its state apartments open from March till the end of October, 10am-6pm daily. Entrance is set at 8 euros for adults and 4 euros for concessions with infants entering for free.