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Good visit for history buffs.

I've read a lot of complaints regarding this visit. Now there are some fixed prices written on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cologne, Germany
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A peek into the history of Madagascar

The Queen's Palace seems to be one of the few historical things available in Antananarivo at this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank DjangoDjango
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Queen's Palace seems to be one of the few historical things available in Antananarivo at this time. The site is small but a worthwhile introduction to the history of Madagascar. We hired a guide, Florida, at the gate and the 20,000A on top of...More

Thank sunnydayz007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took me about one and half hours to get to the place. At the ticket stand, I was told 30,000 Ar . I was getting a guide like it or not. The air pollution was pretty bad which hinder the views of the city....More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Foreigners pay more than locals and it is compulsory to have a guide. It’s nice having a guide to explain the history of the Palace but be warned, their English is very basic.

Thank Meg v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about Madagascar's history and culture by visiting the Rova. In addition, you can take in superb views of Antananarivo. Take as long as you want - let your guide know how much detail you're interested in - and you can learn quite a bit...More

Thank TAZMPictures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is perfect except i got cheated. The ticket was 10k Ar but they required to pay 30k including tour guide (well they said it's the rule) but after that the tour guide just came up to show me the map how to get around...More

Thank JayLP269
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 1 September 2018

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
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