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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Antananarivo, Madagascar
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historically interesting

the palace itself is a bit of a ruin you need a lot of imagination but with a good guide who can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beautiful Views/Poor Guiding

The views of Tana from the palace grounds are certainly impressive and you have a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Very good41%
  • Average32%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Georgy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance fee is quite high, the guides were rude, there is nothing really interesting to see inside. Only the view of the city could have been nice, but it was really cloudy that day.

2  Thank Colecek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If it is a beautifully clear day, the view of Tana is spectacular from here. However, you must pay an entrance fee and hire a guide just to be on the grounds. The cost for both is 20,000 (about $7 US) per person. They accept...More

2  Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The Rova is an interesting site, with the palace, church and statues. Unfortunately, the interior of the palace was destroyed in a fire a few years ago, and the Malagasy government has been slow in restoring it, so you can only see the outside. However,...More

Thank dkb31
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The palace is in the sad state. Unesco money to repair the palace has dried up. That said, the palace offers great views of Tana. The guides are compulsory. Be aware of the stuttering guide. He tries to charge an extra guide fee for the...More

Thank Mario1547
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The folly of Royalty with too much money to make a fine old wooden building into a stone castle reminiscent of Alice and Wonderland One day it will be restored in the meantime it offers great view

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a place worth visiting as there are not many attractions in the city. Take a guide. It will take around half an hour for the entire visit.

Thank Nirvanjyoti
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you have a day to spare in the city then the Queen's Palace is worth a quick visit. One thing worth noting is that in addition to the ticket price the attraction staff will insist that you also take and pay a guide to...More

Thank Greg D
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