The Palace of Monaco has been the official residence of the Prince of Monaco since 1927. Built in 1191, the palace sits atop the Rock of Monaco which rises 60 meters above the sea. Originally built to become a fortress of the Republic of Genoa, the palace has today become a strong symbol and the residence of Prince Albert II of Monaco. It is opened to the public during part of the year. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 it will remain closed until April 2021.