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Aquariums, exhibitions, games and relaxation…the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco lets you dive into the marine world. From aquariums to its shark lagoon, passing through the Turtle Island located on the panoramic terrace, it offers a unique...more
All reviews sea life an aquarium nice aquarium top floor the upper floors jacques cousteau octopus light show small sharks rooftop restaurant different species great for kids worth a visit rainy day impressive building great place to visit few hours
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this museum. I never enjoy aquariums, normally getting rather queezy from looking through glass. This was a wonderful experience. We got a late start, arriving in Monaco at about 12:00.
We used the Parking du Chemin des...More
I enjoyed the visit, the location is incredible and the building itself is worth seeing.
The view on the sea is so amazing that I didn’t understand why some windows were blinded.
There are two things that I noted. It’s not very easy to circulate...More
A great experience to get the most out of the museum take your time going around, Makes you think of the damage man is doing to the oceans and world in general, very informative and a lovely few hours out.
This is one of the nicest aquarium spaces I have seen. The building has lovely architecture and interior design. The top floor has marvelous city and sea views. The bones and stuffed animal exhibits were well displayed with information for those who were interested in...More
Where are you walking from? We walked from Port Hercule and found there are two ways to get to the museum: one requires a fairly significant uphill walk; the other is easier and includes an escalator but it is a little... More
Where are you walking from? We walked from Port Hercule and found there are two ways to get to the museum: one requires a fairly significant uphill walk; the other is easier and includes an escalator but it is a little more difficult to find. You also have to navigate through a car park to get to / from the escalator. You can also walk to if from the Cathedral--a nice, flat, pretty walk which includes some very nice overlooks.
The building is attractive but don't think you can get a photo like the iconic ones: there are building right across the street so you would have to have access to them to get the same view. You can walk to the backside, which is pretty impressive with the waves spraying the rocks and adding drama. There is also a small 'mall' above the car park and also a small garden (we didn't go in) adjoining the museum.
As mentioned, it is easy enough to get to/ from the Museum to the Cathedral, where the Grimaldis are buried, and beyond that is a short and flat walk to the palace so yes, if you are walkers there is a nice chain of things to see. Again, check the route if you start at the palace you may find it a steep uphill walk--or take one of the buses which are cheap and efficient and avoid the climb.
Monte Carlo is a tiny place--just about the same as Central Park--so nothing is really far away from something else. The only thing to note is that it is a city built vertically into the mountainsides so using the buses is an optimum way to get around the city and see the sites.