Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. Founded by the Prince Albert I, great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, it was designed as a Palace entirely dedicated to Art and Science. From the ornamental facades to the adornments in the salons, everything in the Museum’s architecture evokes the marine world. It offers a dazzling dive into the discovery of more than 6,000 species, including the Shark Lagoon and the Turtle’s Island situated on the panoramic terrace, and numerous collections of Natural History. The Museum offers to visitors a unique learning experience to know, love and protect the oceans.

Faithful to the vision of its Founder «to gather together in a common eclat the two driving forces of civilization: Art and Science», the Oceanographic Museum opens its doors to contemporary art and hosts major exhibitions by renown international artists like Damien Hirst, Huang Yong Ping, Mark Dion, Marc Quinn, Philippe Pasqua

Villa Nobel

Villa Nobel, in Sanremo, was the last residence of Alfred Nobel, the famous scientist, who invented dynamite in 1877. Nobel lived in what he called “My nest”, from 1891 until 1896, when he died.  Villa Nobel is a prestigious building in Moorish style, with large grounds, in which there are valuable threes also a cannon used by Alfred Nobel in his experiments.

Alfred Nobel, in the last years of his life , wrote in his will that a great part of his fortune be destined to the foundation of the prestigious Nobel Prize.