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Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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Address: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Phone Number: 00248323422

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A ruin with a view

There's a 3 euro fee for foreigners and it's free for locals. All in all, fair enough. What seemed to be a con was the fact that a guided tour is obligatory and that cost a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cotonou, Benin
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Cotonou, Benin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's a 3 euro fee for foreigners and it's free for locals. All in all, fair enough. What seemed to be a con was the fact that a guided tour is obligatory and that cost a further 7 euros (for up to 3 people). As someone who speaks French, I ultimately found the tour to be excellent - full of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had seen the Queen's Palace on the hill horizon each time in Tana but had not found the time to visit. I knew a a little of the sad history of destruction by arsonists in 1995 which left "only a stone shell". The visit was worth the time and effort. They are trying to renovate it but work (and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As most of the original palace was burnt down everything is replicated and is in the process of re building. You can't go inside the main building. My guide was ok...I had earlier gone to the Blue Palace in the country and enjoyed every minute of it. Here the best part is the view. I could have avoided going here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of twelve, along with our Western guide who is proficient in Malagasy and a former resident of the country. A local guide was required to enter and we were assigned a guide called Terry. As part of the tour we were shown inside the church which is no longer used for anything. A sign inside informed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rova has a beautiful view over the city and is quite interesting as a cultural site. The is burial sites for royals, a reconstruction of an old kings house and a church. The palace was under reconstruction internally during our visit. The guide was a little bit hard to understand as his english was primarely memorized, and speaking outside the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tana does not have much in the way of tourist attractions, but this is one them. And as such, I was greatly disappointed when our Adventures Aboard tour group of 10 was driven here while taking in the highlights of Tana only to be told we could not go in to visit. We had to stand at the gate, staring... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sure there are more beautiful palaces and ruins but this is a good way to get insight into Madagascar history. The site is also perched on the top of a hill which gives you great views of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a country with a complicated history, it was interesting to hear our guide talk about the significance of the Rova palace. As others have mentioned, the views are incredible and you get a better feel of why this location was chosen. It's not a long too, but very worthwhile.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A taste of Tana's history, some insight into the local customs and taboos plus a stunning view over the city - you should definitely start your Tana visit here. Additionally, as Rova is situated on the very top of the hill, you can stroll comfortably down to the center. The entrance seems a bit pricey at first, but I recommend... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The queen palace is Un fortunately not completed you pay 30000aria to visit this place which is a pity when you pay the guide 20000aria just to talk about the tomb of the kings and just the building its a pity to see this.The view is breath taking from top of the hill very attractive while walking toward the palace.quite... More 

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