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Wait for the Jacarandas to bloom!

This lake with a central statue is in the middle of old downtown Antananarivo, best viewed from... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
John T
Saint Paul, Minnesota
It's just a lake

Fairly basic, but it is just a lake close to the centre of Tana. There is a footpath around it and... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2016
Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good23%
  • Average34%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible11%
Nov 18, 2018
“Looks nice from a distance”
Sep 28, 2018
“Monument on the lake”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

..but only when the jacarandas are blooming. Driving around the lake on my way to somewhere else is as close as I would come.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

This lake is a man made lake an it housed the Monument of the World War. It is located in the heart of Antananarivo city limit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Lac Anosy is wonderful on the all the photos that you see. The reality: It's very VERY dirty. The lake is often called Lake pee pee. Frankly, it is just one big cess pit. Get in, see it for yourself. Hold your handkercheif over your...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Derek H
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This prominent monument is something everyone sees as they enter downtown, but unfortunately its potential is wasted because the water is dirty and smelly, there are lots of homeless people hanging around the park, there is open defecation and urination, and mothers who have their...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank TAZMPictures
Reviewed April 13, 2017

With it's large statue in the middle and blooming Jacaranda trees nearby, Lac Anosy is nice ... from a distance. To get to the lake, I walked across a park like area where crowds of locals gathered to play games, hang out and stare at...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed January 21, 2017

nothing to see dirty dont realy need to go there when in Tana so unless you must see that avoid the place

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank flagorneur
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This place should come with a health warning. On the face of it, a nice lake in the heart of the city. You can see some of the old style buildings on the hills around it and there is a statue in the middle of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank RichScarlett
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This lake with a central statue is in the middle of old downtown Antananarivo, best viewed from above--e.g. Isoraka or the Queen's Palace hill. However, if you want a close-up I would suggest a taxi ride around the lake while going elsewhere. The best time...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank John T
Reviewed July 26, 2016

It is a lake close to the center of the city. Not much to see or do, surroundings are pretty dirty. No need to go there, most likely you will pass by anyhow

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Unterwegs
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Fairly basic, but it is just a lake close to the centre of Tana. There is a footpath around it and it too much garbage on the fore shores or floating.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Anthony S
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