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Burial place of monarchs

Built in 1875, Monaco Cathedral houses the burial places of Monaco's royalty including Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. Visitors will marvel at the use of Carrara marble of the altar and other lavish material adornments. Somewhat plain on the outside, the cathedral is extraordinary inside.

Somewhat of a pilgrimage site for fans of actress Grace Kelly, who became the princess of Monaco after her fairytale marriage with Rainier in 1956, Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the burial site of Grace and her husband, who never remarried after her death. Constructed in the late 1800s, the cathedral is an important local landmark and features a white exterior and beautiful Carrara-marble altar.

From September through June, Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco and the singers of the Cathedral Choir School sing during mass every Sunday at 10:00am. Mass is also celebrated here each year on 6 December, when primary children gather for a joyful remembrance of St. Nicholas' life.

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