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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Yorkshire Dales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

High above the city with excellent views down on different sides, see the paddies with watercress (not rice), and the crowded roofs. The stone palace was built to a design by a Scot. The Queens of Madagascar apparently could choose a number of husbands for different qualities! Well done George MacDonald Frazer and Flashman. The entrance gate does have a... More

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Madagascar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Since it was burned. This monument has not been completely restored. Mainly furnitures. It represented 250 years of madagascar history. The walls block was sealed with eggs...

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Antananarivo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Better to do it in the morning and with a good local guide. Just mind the pick pocket in some of the point of vue.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From the city below, this is the building all the tourists ask about. Great from a historical perspective and well worth the 10K ariary for admission. But it's really just the grounds, rather than an actual palace. If you're expecting Versailles or Buckingham palace, you'll be gravely disappointed. If, on the other hand, you're expecting views, they're pretty jaw-dropping. I... More

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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108 reviews 108 reviews
16 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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