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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Beautiful Burned out Castle with Great View

This Queens Palace was beautiful in all its glory but now it is a burned out shell of what it used... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Ormond Beach, Florida
Just a shell of its once regal form

Having seen the palace before the fire I am a bit jaded in my opinion. It's a shame that the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
John T
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  • Terrible2%
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This Queens Palace was beautiful in all its glory but now it is a burned out shell of what it used to be. Only the concrete exterior remain but still a beautiful castle. You have to take a guided tour to have any idea about...More

Thank obaj
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Having seen the palace before the fire I am a bit jaded in my opinion. It's a shame that the original structures have not been rebuilt. Our guide's command of English was marginal. The entry fee was a bit steep and then add another 50%...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The Queen's Palace and the surrounding grounds were an interesting view into the history of Madagascar. My husband enjoys historical landmarks and especially remembers the church. It was nice to be able to look down on Tana and view all the rest of the city.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Expensive to get in, as you pay for your guide (if you aren't Madagascan). Once in, some great views over the surrounding countryside and the squalor below. The palace was burnt down some years ago, and is in the process of being renovated. (Completion in...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Hike all the way up and be rewarded with the stunning views from the top. A peaceful place to wander

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Our guide barely spoke English, lied to us about his pay (so we tipped him extra) and left us as soon as we got in the gate. After being generally suspicious about the price we were charged I asked around to other friends who had...More

Thank dcv2683
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I enjoyed visiting the Palace. Nice views of the city down below. We saw the biggest spiders ever in the trees.

Thank CHHP
Reviewed 13 October 2017

the palace itself is a bit of a ruin you need a lot of imagination but with a good guide who can tell you about the history, it is interesting as a starter of understanding the history and importance of the place for Madagascar,

Thank RosalindaBelgium
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The views of Tana from the palace grounds are certainly impressive and you have a wonderful overview of this 500 year old city. Unfortunately the unfinished reconstruction of the palace is not so impressive. What a pity the reconstruction is in stone and not wood...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The palace burned down in 1995. Still being "renovated". I gave it a "poor" rating instead of "terrible" because for the admission/guide price you get the best city views in Tana.

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