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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Beautiful view of city but "palace" was rebuilt after 1995 fire

If it is a beautifully clear day, the view of Tana is spectacular from here. However, you must pay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanda R
via mobile
Interesting site with amazing views of the city

The Rova is an interesting site, with the palace, church and statues. Unfortunately, the interior... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is one of the few interesting sites in Antananarivo but you cannot get inside. There are also touts calling themselves "guides". Worth a quick photograph. We were in a group and our tour leader paid the touts. Single travelers without a local guide might...More

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

It is a 30min walk up from the presidential palace. On route we saw lots of runs jogging up the hill which was very impressive. The entrance fee was 40,000 for the two of us which included a guide. It was an interstitial tour our...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Good day trip from Tana. Ask for a guide who speaks English ( you have to have one ) - ours was called Benji and was excellent , knowing a lot of history . Good place to learn about Madagascar history and traditions . We...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Located in Haute-Ville, a local guide provided background to the rich history of Madagascar and Tana the capital, while showing us around the grounds with buildings, remnants and artifacts old, rebuilt and new. The panoramic views offer a perfect orientation to the city and surrounding...More

Thank liv2luv
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