28 July 2007

Home to a Prince

Here's the right-hand corner of the Grimaldi Palace, home to Prince Albert. The Palace dates from the 16th and 17th centuries but still preserves its medieval towers, built by the Genoese in 1215. Francesco Grimaldi took possession of the fortress in 1297, and his successors enlarged it.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Some people have all the luck; or is it lineage!?

Annie said...

I remember driving all over Monaco looking for the palace. Finally, there it was. It's really not that large a place so I have no excuse for being slow to see the place.

magiceye said...

well preserved

travelphilippines said...

Elegante.

Ann said...

Maybe it's not that large...but I'd like to live there nonetheless! LOL! :-)

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