Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, Antananarivo

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Admire images of people from everyday life carved into the stone walls of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, part of a royal complex. Built for Queen Ranavalona in the 17th century, this large landmark building perches on the top of Analamanga Hill, with an excellent view of the surroundings. The original wooden pavilion that stood here was consumed by fire, and the current stone structure dates from 1864. Your entrance fee includes a guide, who will inform you about the history of the site. Stroll through the scenic flower gardens dotted with interesting statues, step inside the stone church, and check out the cannons on display. Use our Antananarivo trip itinerary planner to add Rova - Le Palais de la Reine and other attractions to your Antananarivo vacation plans.
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  • Admittedly, the fire destroyed much of the interior of the palace but it remains a place to visit with beautiful views of the city. Beware of pickpockets very present in this very touristy place.
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  • The views from the palace are great The palace is burned and you only see the outside The guide well
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  • We arrive by offering us a lot of guide - or - serious and mandatory (the fees will supposedly be paid to an association) tried to negotiate. The guide, which smelled of alcohol, explains what is written in the Wikipedia article... The renovation of the palace is still not complete. On the other hand there is a great view of Tana. Then it forces us a little to visit the other palace where there are some museum objects, for the same price, there it is not worth too much. The officials, come from ORTANA, so distrust of others.
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