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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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Address: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Phone Number:
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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

At the top of the hill overlooking the city of Antananarivo, you will find the incomplete renovation of the Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. Destroyed in a major fire years ago, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
roryjdoyle
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At the top of the hill overlooking the city of Antananarivo, you will find the incomplete renovation of the Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. Destroyed in a major fire years ago, the Rova is 40% way through a complete renovation but the renovation stopped some years ago so its disappointing that the renovation has not been completed but... More 

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Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a very nice experience to visit that place once in my life. I really enjoyed the view fom the top of the hill. I went there with a friend of mine and it was nice unless the government should adjust some infrastructure to make it more lovely... Thanks for the guide who show us and tell us about... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You must hire a guide at the entrace for a small fee. He told interesting stories and showed us the sights. Apparently there is a King's Palace which is just outside town which is worthwhile to visit. We took a taxi to the Rova, then afterwards, walked to visit neighboring sites and back to town, about a half day trip... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

An interesting place - though the mandatory guide was just okay. Better history lesson at Ambohimanga. The Rova - Le Palais de la Reine is the city counterpart to the countryside palaces. Good views of the city.

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Vigan, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

i walked from avenue the l independance to the top to visit the palace to my surprise there is nothing to visit you look at a structure that is it the view from up there is nice but the palace is an empty shell very disapointing

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Trapani, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice place to visit. My recommendation is to go. I guess the guide do an excellent work there but there is not a real necessity to hire one for the visit. The story of the building though is interesting and might worth a visit.

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Thank Noemi C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It depends on you how much you like it. But also here it is really not necessary to visit. All you can see is just building from outside no inside allowed and a small holly house and you will hear many many small stories from local guide. You eill have chance to take city photo from high.

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Thank Cenk K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It's an interesting structure, as far as structures go. It's situated atop the highest hill overlooking the city. There is really not much to do while visiting the site. We were the only ones there. A guide took us on a tour. Very un Disney. Maybe if I had studied the history behind the structure. That could inspire a visit.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were lucky with a guide who told us a lot about the history of this place and spoke reasonably well English, but I can imagine if you're not so lucky that you will be disappointed.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Siggooch review is very accurate. I would like to add that should you understand French, he tour can give you one of the best glimpse of the Malagasy history, the context of colonial policy, the ruling of the Hova ethnic group over other ethnic groups, and yes, the view is gorgeous...

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