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Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums. With a pleasant, dry climate, and quaint, leafy streets, the city can provide a pleasant base point for exploring Madagascar. Things to do in Antananarivo can include visits to its colorful open-air marketplaces and a plethora of churches and squares, as well as an exploration of a diverse dining scene. Make Antananarivo central to your Madagascar travel plans using our Madagascar day trip planning app.
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Where to stay in Antananarivo

Clustered in the central area, Antananarivo accommodations range from budget-friendly hostels to upscale hotels for those with deeper pockets. A number of simple hotels and guesthouses provide affordable lodgings, often with breakfast and free Wi-Fi included. If you're looking for a mid-market place to stay, several modern hotels offer accommodations in the heart of town.
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