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Ambohimanga

23 km North of Antananarivo, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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Antananarivo Tour with Lemur Park and Ambohimanga Palace
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The former royal capital and its palace on a steep hill offer stunning views overlooking rice terraces.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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23 km North of Antananarivo, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 13 September 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 2 September 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 24 July 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
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Previous main palace of Malagasy kings and later summer residence of Queens. Unlike Rova in Tana there was no fire here so everything in a good condition. Entrance fee is 10 000 ariari per person. Guide should hired separately for a tip. Usual price is...More

Thank Sergey K
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It is one of the few cultural and historical places Antananarivo has to offer and it is certainly worth the 1-2h trip (Depending of the traffic) from the capital. There are official prices, so don't thrust someone who can let you in for nice price....More

1  Thank Jimmy320F
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Very well organised allowing for learning some of the Malagasy culture and history, worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. Nice gardens and forest around it as well, and beautiful views over Tana from the top of the hill.

Thank Michal813
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth a half day trip from Antananarivo. The drive there itself is worth it. The building itself is not in great condition - 10,000 entrance fee, an additional 600 if you want to take photos, and 1000 for parking - you can...More

Thank Dainty70
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