• Vatican City!

    Vatican City: Vatican Museums. Go Now!

    Vatican City
    The smallest country in the world offers the heart of Catholicism and among the world's finest art collections, including the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms (ceiling pictured). Go to Vatican City!

  • Albania!

    Albania: Village of Theth! Go Now!

    Albania is unique in Europe, starting with its Muslim heritage, but expanding to include food, culture, and even its natural beauty. Explore Albania!

  • Netherlands!

    Netherlands: Wooden shoes. Go Now!

    This low country might be small, but it maintains a unique place in history and culture. Explore the Netherlands!

  • Ukraine!

    Ukraine: Traditional Village. Go Now!

    Ukrainian culture is based on village life, particularly that found in the Carpathian Mountains (pictured). Begin Your Journey!

  • Latvia!

    Latvia: Art Nouveau in Riga. Go Now!

    Latvia is small, but has a diverse history, foods, and architecture (shown), which includes aspects from both Eastern and Western Europe. Begin Your Journey!

  • Germany!

    Germany: Town Hall. Go Now!

    Food, beer, natural beauty, and more create a country that's known for its distinct culture and history. Go Now!

Architecture of Monaco

Although some old ruins do exist in Monaco, such as the city walls and some towers, the city's look didn't develop until much later and today it is essentially a modern city with high rises providing as many water views as is possible.

There are two buildings of architectural note however. The famed Monte Carlo Casino (1858-1863) was modeled after numerous buildings and inspirations, making the structure fairly unique. The second building of note is the Prince's Palace, which was founded 1215 as a Genoan fort, but has adopted every architectural style since that time, giving the building Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque features among others.


This page was last updated: March, 2013