This is an image of historical center of Monaco, so different from new, flashy and luxurious Monaco.. It was taken near the Saint Nicholas Cathedral and represents typical Monegasque architecture.. Too bad modern Monaco is basically just steel and cement, 'couse history looks much better..
Some facts about St. Nick's Cathedral.. Saint Nicholas Cathedral, known also as Monaco Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Monaco), is the cathedral in Monaco-Ville, Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including the most beloved Princess, Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III.
The cathedral was consecrated in 1875, and is on the site of the first parish church in Monaco built in 1252 and dedicated to St. Nicholas. Of note are the retable (circa 1500) to the right of the transept, the Great Altar and the Episcopal throne in white Carrara marble.
Pontifical services take place on the major religious festivals such as the Feast of Sainte Dévote (27th January) and the National holiday (19th November). On feast days and during religious music concerts, one can hear the magnificent four-keyboard organ, inaugurated in 1976.
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