Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic7,237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Imposing structure that can be seen from most parts of the city. The palace was for the Queen Ramanavalona I but unfortunately hit by a fire in 1995 which severely damaged the palace. Now the palace is fully reconstructed. There are two circuits, basic for 20.000 Ar jut to enter the palace, and the second one includes also tombs and smaller palaces. You can walk around freely or you can hire readily available guides. For the main palace you need about one hour. The exhibition is accompanied by sign is Malagasy and English. From the upper floors, you can have an amazing view of the city.
Written 26 May 2024
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Karen D
Oxford, Canada86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The history here at the Queen's Palace was almost overwhelming! Be sure to hire a good guide from INSIDE the gates.....they work on tips alone so be generous. Our guide, John or Herijaona. spoke very clear English and was a wealth of information. He had his historic dates, names of royalty and events down pat. Some of the nice guys outside the gates, will try to tell you they are sanctioned guides but they are not. We mostly declined because their English was not very good but you have to give them kudos for trying. This country has had a rough time of it for decades and people are trying to make ends meet, anyway they can.
It's taken many years to bring this historic site back to life....I believe it is a Unesco World Heritage site or soon to be named....
Well worth a visit.
Written 6 February 2024
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Aruna Gunawardena
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A must visit place to see the history of the queen. Sadly the palace burnt down in the 90s. Nice To walk around the area exploring
Written 6 January 2024
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Jo L
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Pay attention only to recent reviews - this beautiful Palace complex has been expensively & faithfully restored after the devastation of the 1995 fire. The Queen's Palace contains a super little historical exhibition on 3 levels. You can wander freely throughout the complex buildings, set in Tuilerie-style gardens. We kept our eyes to the ground & avoided the "guides" at the ticket gate, preferring to self-guide. If you've just checked it out on Wiki, that will be sufficient. We bought the full 40mga ticket so that we could enter the Queen's Palace. (Try to avert your eyes, however, from the bizarrely anachronistic concrete arena which has been built over the original bathing pools!) Be prepared to remove your shoes & enter some of the wooden buildings using your RIGHT foot going forwards in, and your LEFT foot going backwards out. No photography is permitted inside any of the buildings, but there are plenty of awesome vistas & exterior shots from the high walls & balconies.
Well worth a visit, perhaps combined with a wander round the streets to look at the many churches, the Photography exhibitions, and a lunch at Haka Fy.
Written 3 December 2023
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libelle622
Stroud, UK129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
we spent a couple of hours working our way around. The floors and walls are stunning. The museum contents a bit hit and miss. Worth a visit if you have time.
Written 27 September 2023
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She OB
Ireland19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We got a very knowleable guide outside the entrance. He gave us a great tour, full of the history of Madagascar and the Malagasy people. It cost $20 US.
Great views of the city from all angles.
Written 17 September 2023
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CollineS.
Italy6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This should be a most visited King palace in Madagascar, in central town but not safe to go there by foot.You must need local guide and inside some modification or this should be intact!!!
Written 18 December 2022
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DudesAdrift
Dallas, TX328 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Cool looking building with interesting history. Gates locked, no admittance. Photographs not permitted. This made it a lame tourist attraction. An example of how Madagascar has not yet figured out how to attract and serve tourism.
Written 5 December 2022
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VGriet
Leuven, Belgium336 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
I wanted to visit the Palace today but it us closed for reconstruction.
Arriving, buit overwhelmed by the many guides. I did venture on a tour around the Palace with a local guide. (With accreditation) he took me along different alleys and through the neighbourhood to explore some nice viewpoints. I still enjoyed it .
Written 7 May 2022
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Dirk W
Antwerp, Belgium214 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Queen's Palace is one of the few sights of antiquity. Good to see during the tour in the polluted capital (through the exhausts of the cars) of Madagascar
Written 21 December 2019
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