I’ve been getting a lot of grief lately from our family members for posting a recap of our most recent vacation before I ever recapped our honeymoon (whoops). So I guess now is as good a time as any to get started on those honeymoon recaps.
In our climb up the mountainside to the Old City, we found a shortcut (aka a set of crazy steep stairs) to Fort Antoine. The Fort was originally built in the 18th century to protect the palace.
With Monaco now facing a slim chance of invasion, the Fort has been adapted into a large outdoor theater.
Since the Fort overlooks the Monaco cruise pier, it gives you a great look of the other sections of Monaco, including La Condamine and Monte Carlo.
Although a structure (fortress or palace) has been located in this square since the 13th century, the current facades and the interiors were redone in the 1940s, as part of Prince Rainier attempts to restore Monaco to its previous grandeur.
A cathedral has been in this location since the 13th century, with the current Cathedral being consecrated in 1875. The cathedral is the burial grounds for many of Monaco’s royalty, including Prince Albert I and Prince Charles III.