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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Antananarivo, Madagascar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's a shame that the reconstruction of the Queen's palace has had to stop due to lack of funding. A really interesting and memorable trip to understand a bit of history and life in Tana.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great experience getting there, the rova is magnifique. the building is really ancient and good historical sight

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Worth the effort to visit in order to appreciate the geography of Antananarivo. The structure of the palace itself is impressive and you can get some great pics. The guides are a bit of a pain, but hard to argue that you don't need one when there is a sign in English stating that guides are mandatory. Entry fee of... More

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The building itself is quite interesting, to bad it is not restaured properly; Also nice views nearby the hills. Historical point of view, is a must, as it represents one of the oldest building from the area, from what the guidetour explained.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is one of the must-see old buildings in Tana, lovely building, hopefully it will be restored soon...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is a small site with a beautiful building on it overlooking the whole of Tana. It is well worth a visit. We were lucky going in December as there were only a handful of guides outside wanting to show us around this tiny site. Many people have had problems with guides here especially the poor woman who gave a... More

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Chongqing, Chongqing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The blocks around the area are already clean and flower covered-more beautiful than anywhere else in tana. there are groups of "guides" waiting outside the gate saying: its obligatory to have a guide to go in" however it's not the truth, but they do help you to have a better understanding. We enjoyed the panoramic view of Antananarivo from the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The building is interesting enough, but it's the nearby view points that are the best reasons to come up here. As third world capitals go Antananarivo is one of the most attractive - on a par with La Paz in Bolivia. There are some hawkers around up here but any seasoned travellers will have experienced worse in other countries. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I visited the Queen's Palace and Museum (just down the hill) on my trip to Tana. I was staying at the Lokanga hotel just down the road which was perfect. I was approached by a guide on my way up to the palace who was very friendly and knowledgeable. He ended up having a friend who tagged along as well... More

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

There isn't much left of the palace after arson destroyed it - they started to rebuild it but work was stopped in 2009 after the change in administration due to lacking of funding. As with all national parks/properties in Mada you have to go in with a guide. The guide we had was incredibly knowledgeable and we enjoyed our time... More

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