Monaco Ville City is the southcentral ward in the Principality of Monaco. Located on a headland that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, it is nicknamed The Rock. The name "Monaco City" is deceptive: it isn't itself a metropolis, but a historic and statistical district. Monaco City turned into originally referred to as in greek Monoikos, after the temple of Hercules Monoikos, located in a Phocaean colony of the 6th century BCE. During its records, Monoikos modified arms severa instances.
It have become Monaco in the Middle Ages. Some of the town partitions and authentic structures nevertheless continue to be. In 1297, the Rock changed into seized via Francois Grimaldi, a member of the House of Grimaldi. The Grimaldis made the old citadel their house. The castle evolved into the Palais Princier, that is the professional residence of Albert II, Prince of Monaco. Monaco City is one of the 4 traditional quarters of Monaco; the others are La Condamine, Monte Carlo, and Fontvieille.