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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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Address: Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Worth a short stop if in tana

Took about 30-40 mins to visit. I paid for a guide to take me round not realising I could have just gone in and looked myself, although he did provide info about the history. This... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Took about 30-40 mins to visit. I paid for a guide to take me round not realising I could have just gone in and looked myself, although he did provide info about the history. This is a nice area of Tana with nice buildings and views across the whole city. You can't go in the palace itself and the original... More 

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san francisco usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As a history buff, you have to visit the palace. Objectively there isn't a lot to see, but you get a great view of the city and some insight into the royal history of the country.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Like on many locations in Tana, also here the view is spectacular. The palais itself is not really very impressing, but anyway a must see when you are in Tana. Guides are there to explain the historical facts.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Rova dominates the city and gives you a wonderful view on the twelve hills. Unfortunately, it burnt in the late 90s in a situation of political turmoil (and the culprits have never been formally identified) and you cannot ented the building itself. I am under the impression that the situation of the repairs was identical to my first visit... More 

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Repentigny, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

we unfortunatly not very hospitable by the guides at the door. they would not let us in if we did not use their guide ..theyask for $$$we refused we had our own Manda taxi .could ONLY takephotos from outside the palace should be free of OUR CHOICE to decided not imposed liked this. also hustle a lot by vendors to... More 

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

They started reconditioning - you can not visit the palace itself - just watch it from the outside - why are they charging for that ?

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The palace is grand and beautiful. As others have said it is atop a hill and unless driving one ought to be in the most comfortable of shoes. Until the restoration is complete, the most spectacular things about this palace are the structure itself and the view of the entire city of Tana. Of note, when viewing the City from... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Excellent historical site under renovation but all accessible apart form interior of palace proper but there are lots to see. The guides are excellent and explain the history clearly - There is more to Madagascar than animals it is important to understand the Madagascan peoples culture as well

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Köln, Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The former Queen's Palace up on a hill in Tana has got great views, a lovely little church and an imposing palace structure. After a fire and the recent restructure there's nothing inside the former palace but it's still pretty grand and imposing! A must see in Tana.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

after the brurning down of the wood structure it is more or less a ruin. better still is to go to the old palace (20 min taxi ride) negotiate the price of a tour guide before he starts .. and stick to it in the end...

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Address: Address: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Location: Africa  >  Madagascar  >  Antananarivo Province  >  Antananarivo

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