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Interesting Tour with Great Views

Worth the trek up the hill. If you are up to it the stairway and path up through the houses on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fraser131313
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Nothing special

The Rova is not a must see. You can look at the building from the outside. Entering the site is... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
21juergenr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The typical tourist trap, where you pay 20 times as much as locals and have to hire a guide who only speaks a few French or English words (and often mixes them) and begs for a tip at the end of the (very quick) visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trek up the hill. If you are up to it the stairway and path up through the houses on the east side of the hill is very interesting but it will make you sweat a bit. We were obliged to get a guide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

The Rova is not a must see. You can look at the building from the outside. Entering the site is compararively expensive since you need to take a guide ...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Superb view on Tana. Historical place. Can be crowdy during week-end or on public holidays. The road to the place is as interesting as the place itself. Ex-royal family houses can still be seen, even though not well preserved

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dchellen
Reviewed 25 November 2018

A great site of interest. Just a shame it is a ruin. Apparently the money that was put aside / donated for its restoration never materialised.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EddieRidgeon
Reviewed 15 November 2018

I haven't been inside the palace. But outside of the palace, there is a kind of view spot, and it has wonderful view around Tana.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Nothing special, but if you have a day or two to spend in Antananarivo you may as well see the Palais, because there really are a very limited number of attractions in the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mumb4ll
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This palace stand tall on the hill where you could have a great view on every single angle of the city. In addition, this building is so rich which history that happen in this region for many2 years.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The burned out palace sits in the top spot overlooking all of Antananarivo. The palace and royal compound are much larger than I expected. It is a great pity that this complex was so badly damaged in the fire. Even so, it is still an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I've read a lot of complaints regarding this visit. Now there are some fixed prices written on arrival. So it shouldn't be a problem. 10000 ar/ per head and 20000 for an obligatory guide. Our guide wasn't really fluent in English but with a mix...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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