• Slovakia!

    Slovakia: Tatra Mountains. Go Now!

    The Tatra Mountains (pictured) form the backdrop of this rural country, whose culture is rooted in this beautiful landscape. Go Now!

  • Italy!

    Italy: Rome' historic buildings. Go Now!

    Crumbling buildings in Rome (pictured) only add to the atmosphere in a country where old is redefined and western civilization begins. Explore Italy!

  • Portugal!

    Portugal: Palace of Pena. Go Now!

    Although next to the seas and made famous by trade, Portugal boasts dynamic landscapes and architecture, including the Palace of Pena (pictured) near the town of Sintra. Go to Portugal!

  • Serbia!

    Serbia: Houses in the mountains. Go Now!

    Serbia is a historic power now looking internally to re-discovery their identity and future. Explore Serbia!

  • Armenia!

    Armenia: Noravank Monastery. Go Now!

    With a unique language, foods, architecture, and identity, Armenia is a fascinating country and culture unlike no other in the world. Begin Your Journey!

  • Finland!

    Finland: Finnish Sauna. Go Now!

    Unlike its neighbors, the Finns are unique ethnically & linguistically, but are wholly European in many other ways. Begin Your Journey!

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