We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Madagascar history

Great place to visit. to learn about the history of the city and its people. Ensure you take a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret S
,
Blue Mountains, Australia
Great views, everything else is a crap shoot

The views are excellent. Everything else is hit or miss depending on luck and we appear to have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff T
,
Doha, Qatar
Read all 441 reviews
266
All photos (266)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good39%
  • Average32%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
22°
10°
Sep
24°
11°
Oct
25°
13°
Nov
Contact
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Website
00248323422
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Antananarivo
from US$ 749.99
More Info
from US$ 218.00
More Info
from US$ 162.00
More Info
Reviews (441)
Filter reviews
168 results
Traveller rating
29
62
54
16
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
29
62
54
16
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsqueen's palacelocal guideinteresting historypanoramic viewplace offersopen to the publicwho speaks englishnarrow streetspoor countryentry feeguided tournice place to visitwalk uprovatanarestoredmarais
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 168 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit. to learn about the history of the city and its people. Ensure you take a good guide and take time to look at the views.

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are excellent. Everything else is hit or miss depending on luck and we appear to have missed. Our guide couldn't give the tour so we had to hire inside the attraction. The choice was between Ziggy Marley and Bob Dylan. Not sure how...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a royal palace complex. In the 17-18 centuries, it was the residence of the royals of the Kingdom of Imerina and then in the 19th century, the rulers of the Kingdom of Madagascar took over. Since it was at the highest...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our driver had a tour guide give us a tour of the palace. We spent a good hour walking the grounds learning a lot of history of the palace and Tana. Our tour guide had a degree in Madagascar history from the university and made...More

Thank freddiemv2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the site as part of our day in Tana, but were disappointed. It took a hair raising 2 hours to get through the city, (and 2 hours back) and we found that there wasn't much to see. It did give an insite into...More

Thank LeafPeepersUK
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

It's actually a good place to learn about Madagascar history but not too much to see. Also, the entrance is a bit pricey and they will force you to pay for a local guide. Local guide is actually helpful because once you're inside, there's no...More

Thank Deannisa H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Unfortunately the long trip to the palais was not worth it. Nothing to see, no access into it. The only good thing was the view over the city.

Thank Sophiareeves
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

A quaint small hotel well located in Antananarivo. Close to shopping and lots of very good restaurants in all price brackets. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful- nothing is a problem. They even organised an escort to a nearby restaurant on our first evening...More

Thank Iluvshoes247
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting historical site to visit. We had an English-speaking guide who was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. However, if sites such as these want to encourage visitors they need to provide good basic facilities, such as clean, working toilets. Madagasgar is a very...More

Thank Nina F
Reviewed 15 June 2018

I walked here as part of the Tourist Office's walking tour. Normally you wouldn't go in for the tour but since I was the only person on the tour I asked to drop in. You have to pay an entrance fee and get a guide....More

Thank GHamp23
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 61 hotels in Antananarivo
Lokanga Boutique Hotel
198 reviews
.30 km away
Le Relais de la Haute Ville
18 reviews
.70 km away
Havana Resort
1 review
1.08 km away
Hotel Niaouly
171 reviews
1.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 210 restaurants in Antananarivo
La Varangue
523 reviews
1.49 km away
La Chocolaterie Robert
104 reviews
1.56 km away
Nerone Ristorante Italiano
169 reviews
1.44 km away
Patisserie Colbert
228 reviews
1.57 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 91 attractions in Antananarivo
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar
17 reviews
.65 km away
Tsimbazaza Zoo
210 reviews
1.15 km away
Helinirina Raharomanana Tours Guide
93 reviews
1.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rova - Le Palais de la Reine staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines