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23 km North of Antananarivo, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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The former royal capital and its palace on a steep hill offer stunning views overlooking rice terraces.
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23 km North of Antananarivo, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although a very small “palace”, it is worth a visit. Our guide was able to really help us visualize the customs and life of the Madagascar royalty — from zebu sacrifices to how to walk in to the King’s rooms properly. You must start on...More

Thank esemmes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like historical museums, Ambohimanga would be of interest to you. As we wandered through the rooms and levels, I found it insightful to know how kings and their families from times past had lived.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired the local guide at Ambohimanga and were so pleased we did. Her English was excellent and she brought the site and its previous inhabitants alive, reinforcing the importance of this UNESCO site. She was enthusiastic and informative so that it didn't seem to...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the left side of exit, a women selling hear handmade products. Please help for her, and buy something.

Thank Tibor P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a tour with Exelans Tourism. Our local guide gave us a very detailed background regarding the history of this Royal UNESCO Heritage Compound. It was like taking a walk through the Malagasy history amongst Queens and Kings, years of peace and violence. The...More

Thank BrittB611
Reviewed October 7, 2017

This property has such a wonderful intact ground that you can't really believe its so old. You get to literally walk through history in a way that makes you feel like you were able to see it when it was current. They have preserved the...More

Thank Gabriela J
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is the original capital of the Merida Royal family. It brings to life all the history I had read about. It costs 10,000 ar each to get in and 600 for the use of a camera. We had a fantastic English speaking guide for...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

For a nice early walk in Tana coupled with lovely views of the city, I'd recommend Ambohimanga. Guides, compulsory, give a general overview.

Thank aquina1
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

I visited this site a few times during a period of working in Madagascar. The guided tours (about 1 hour) are very detailed and informative; the level of guides' English is good. The contrast between how the kings lived before and after European influence is...More

4  Thank dkb31
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Had a good time walking round and exploring . Wear sensible shoes . We didn't have a guide as had visited Rova and learned a lot there but if this the only historical place you are going then would recommend one . It is important...More

Thank Amanda H
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