Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, Antananarivo

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Madagascar
Admire images of people from everyday life carved into the stone walls of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, part of a royal complex. Built for Queen Ranavalona in the 17th century, this large landmark building perches on the top of Analamanga Hill, with an excellent view of the surroundings. The original wooden pavilion that stood here was consumed by fire, and the current stone structure dates from 1864. Your entrance fee includes a guide, who will inform you about the history of the site. Stroll through the scenic flower gardens dotted with interesting statues, step inside the stone church, and check out the cannons on display. Use our Antananarivo trip itinerary planner to add Rova - Le Palais de la Reine and other attractions to your Antananarivo vacation plans.
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  • We visited as part of a day tour of Antananavio, definitely worth visiting if you are interested in historical side  more »
  • This Palais de la Reine was destroyed in a fire in the last decades of 20th century, and the reconstruction is still in progress. The French company which did the reconstruction work (which will conti...  more »
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