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Monaco - Saint Nicholas Cathedral

Cathedral of Monaco is located on one of the main streets in the Old Town (GPS: 43.729988, 7.422632), connecting the Oceanographic Museum with the Palace Square (Place du Palais).


Parking in Monaco

Nearby the Oceanographic Museum you will find one of the largest parking lots in Monaco (Parking des Pecheurs), which we already recommend to use while exploring the Old Town, so you don't have to look for a special place to park your car in order to visit the cathedral. Access to the car park (GPS: 43.731683, 7.427505) via Avenue de la Quarantaine, and then a short tunnel Pêcheurs. Note: The first levels of parking are reserved for workers from the area of the Old Town.


Visiting the cathedral

The cathedral (A; GPS: 43.730003, 7.422624) was built between 1875-1903 and consecrated in 1911. It is located on the site of the first parish church in Monaco which was built in 1252 and was dedicated to St. Nicholas. In the cathedral are buried many persons of the Grimaldi family, including the prince Rainer III and his wife Grace Kelly. There is also beautiful organ, renovated in 2011, having interesting backlight.

On 13th May 2014 the street adjacent to the cathedral was called the "John Paul II Avenue" as a tribute to him. The ceremony was attended by princely couple - Prince Albert II with Princess Charlene, as well as the Polish Diaspora in Monaco.


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