Breaking News

13 Covid cases 14 Oct, 6 hospitalised, 2 in ICU, 22 home monitored, 3,279 recoveries, 35 deaths, 52 incidence rate, 77% eligible population vaccinated

Grotto closed to public

Grotto closed to public

By Cassandra Tanti - January 7, 2020

The archaeological site under the Exotic Garden, the Observation Cave, will be closed to the public indefinitely due to security works.

At the bottom of the Exotic Garden’s cliff, the Observation Cave – named because of the former presence of a little astronomic observatory – opens an underground cavity specially equipped for visits.

The limestone rock, dug by water full of carbonic gas, is sprinkled with ornate caverns: stalagmites, stalactites, draperies, columns, spaghettis… it has been a hit with tourists for many years now.

Normally, specialists conduct guided tours of the cave, which goes almost so far as sea level and is often studied by local speleologists.

Bone fragments of the animals consumed by prehistoric men here are just some of the exciting finds in the caves.

But due to security works, the Monaco City Council has announced that the Observation Cave will be closed indefinitely. The Exotic Garden and the shop remain open.

 

 

shares
SHARE
Previous articleEverything you need to know about the Circus Festival
Next article8th record year amid airport extension approval

daily

October 15, 2021 | Business & Finance

Boutsen Aviation celebrates 400th aircraft sold

Cassandra Tanti

Monaco-based Boutsen Aviation has reached a significant milestone, sealing a symbolic deal marking the 400th aircraft sold to date.

0
October 15, 2021 | Business & Finance

Albert I: a Prince of many facets

Stephanie Horsman

A new exhibition, ‘Exceptional Albert I’, is giving the public a glimpse into the private life of the first 20th century prince of Monaco through a series of intimate photographs.

0
October 15, 2021 | Business & Finance

Integrating ESG-SRI into the local financial network

Stephanie Horsman

Monaco is pushing ahead with plans to incorporate sustainable finance into its banking and financial institutions and will also create a global conference to support efforts.

0
October 15, 2021 | Business & Finance

Monaco welcomes four new Ambassadors

Stephanie Horsman

Monaco received new Ambassadors on Thursday from the countries of Madagascar, Gabon, Switzerland and Turkey in a luncheon ceremony held at the Hermitage Hotel.

0