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Antananarivo

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Zoos · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums. With a pleasant, dry climate, and quaint, leafy streets, the city can provide a pleasant base point for exploring Madagascar. Things to do in Antananarivo can include visits to its colorful open-air marketplaces and a plethora of churches and squares, as well as an exploration of a diverse dining scene. Make Antananarivo central to your Madagascar travel plans using our Madagascar day trip planning app.
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Popular things to do in Antananarivo

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World heritage site
Ambohimanga
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Lemurs' Park
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Zoo
Croc Farm
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
2.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Antananarivo

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Church
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Monument
Lac Anosy
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Eglise de Faravohitra
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lisy Art Gallery
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Antananarivo

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Nature / Park
Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic Marozevo
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee de la Gendarmerie Moramanga
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Specialty Museum
La Musee des Papillons Ambatolampy
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nature / Park
Ambohitantely Special Reserve Ambohidratrimo
3.3
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Antananarivo

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Flea Market
Analakely Market
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Flea Market
Digue Market
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Flea Market
Open-air markets: Andravoahangy
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
La City Centre Commercial
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Zoos & Aquariums in Antananarivo

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Zoo
Tsimbazaza Zoo
2.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Antananarivo

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Historic Site
Maison de Jean Laborde
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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City Tour
Jean Be Tours
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Safari
Lemur Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Park
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Places to visit with Antananarivo