Top tourist attractions in Monaco
Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Monaco. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Monaco section.
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Monte Carlo Casino
The Monte Carlo Casino is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It includes a casino, the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo Casino is owned and operated by the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, a public company in which the Monaco government and the ruling family have a majority interest. The company also owns the principal hotels, sports clubs, foodservice establishments, and nightclubs throughout Monaco.
The Oceanographic Museum is a museum of marine sciences in Monaco-Ville, Monaco. It is home to the Mediterranean Science Commission.
Opéra de Monte-Carlo
The Opéra de Monte-Carlo is an opera house, which is part of the Monte Carlo Casino located in the principality of Monaco. With the lack of cultural diversions available in Monaco in the 1870s, Prince Charles III, along with the Société des bains de mer, decided to include a concert hall as part of the casino. The main public entrance to the hall was from the casino, while Charles III's private entrance was on the western side. It opened in 1879 and became known as the Salle Garnier, after the architect Charles Garnier, who designed it. During the renovation of the Salle Garnier in 2004–05, the company presented operas at the Salle des Princes in the local Grimaldi Forum, a modern conference and performance facility where Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra regularly perform.
Monaco-Ville is the old town of Monaco and one of its administrative divisions. It is located on a rocky headland that extends into the Mediterranean Sea. The name "Monaco-Ville", is misleading: Monaco-Ville is neither a town nor Monaco's capital city. Monaco-Ville is one of the four traditional quarters of Monaco, the others being La Condamine, Monte Carlo, and Fontvieille. However, in modern administrative terms it is one of ten wards. Monaco-Ville is located at 43°44′15″N 7°24′55″E / 43.73750°N 7.41528°E and has estimated population of 1,151.