Saint Martin Gardens

The Principality’s first public garden, opened in 1816, was built on an abandoned plot to provide work for residents when famine hit the Principality.

Originally, the Saint Martin Gardens were typically Mediterranean (pine trees, holm oaks, myrtle, pistachio trees, etc.). Additional exotic species acclimatised to the site were later added.

Tucked away below the street, between the Oceanographic Museum and the Cathedral, this green oasis offers visitors taking a stroll lots of surprises with fabulous views out across the sea.

Its steep, winding paths hug the side of the rock and offer walkers numerous spots in which to rest. There is also a space in the middle of the garden where visitors can enjoy a refreshing break by the side of the pond.

Exceptional plants and sculptures sit side by side in harmony in this unique location which marries art and botany. On a headland facing out to the Mediterranean, visitors will find a bronze statue of Prince Albert I, the “Navigator Prince”, created by artist Francois Cogne.

 Accessibility: persons with reduced mobility can access the park via the entrances opposite the cathedral or in front of the Oceanographic Museum esplanade. Be aware that there are some quite steep slopes.

Free admission

Opening times: Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm


Photo credits: ©Benjamin Vergély / VisitMonaco