Prince’s Palace and The Oceanographic Museum- Monaco day 2

My time here really seems like a blur- is suggest going for more than a couple of days! There’s a lot to do and we didn’t have a lot of time!

We decided to to really wander on the second day. One of my favourite places we visited? The Oceanographic museum of Monaco. It’s a definite must see if you’re ever in the area! We took a wander that took us past the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.


Unfortunately, the palace was closed to guests, so as much as we wanted to see inside, we couldn’t. However, the outside is pretty spectacular, so you can imagine what it is like on the inside.

The other spectacular scene to note is the views from the palace. It is right up on the hilltop, with many steps in order to get to the top. However, it is definitely worth the venture to see all of Monaco’s beauty.

After taking in the views we headed to the museum which I was excited about.

It opens at 10, and the closing times vary depending on what time of year you go. We paid 11 euros for admission, which really isn’t that bad, and there is a little ticket booth just outside the front of the building.

As like many of the buildings in Monaco, the museum was stunning. High ceilings, big windows, pillars, white marble. It was just lovely.

Here are some photos taken of the décor:

I loved exploring the aquarium, so many different types of animals, it was a great way to spend the afternoon.

There were also some that you would rather avoid than observe…

After the trauma of viewing all the deceased animals in jars- we headed out to explore the beautiful gardens.

It really is worth a visit. Child friendly too! It was another great day spent in Monaco, and after, we had a rooftop hot tub session and returned to our favourite restaurant Avenue 31 for some well needed dinner.