In a word, “barf”. Monaco is a tax haven, so it’s full of rich people, expensive cars, and big boats. Really big boats. So big, in fact, that they make you want to, uh, barf.
We expected some beautiful architecture and iconic buildings (such as the casino), but what little of that exists is overshadowed by soulless concrete buildings from the late 60s and 70s that occupy the entire skyline. It’s horribly ugly! See pics below.
- You need to be properly dressed to enter the casino. No, you probably can’t go in with flip-flops.
- Don’t worry about passports or visas. There’s really no difference between the EU and Monaco. They even accept the Euro, though they’re not a member of the European Union.
- If you want to visit the more picturesque side of the city, head for Le Rocher. It’s where you’ll find the prince’s palace and the old part of the city.