Set the most important political and spiritual seat of the Malagasy Merina people at Ambohimanga, a fortified royal palace and a World Heritage Site. Originally built in the 15th century atop one of the twelve sacred hills, the current complex was fortified in 1740-1745. Royal buildings, burial grounds, and ritual complexes are accessed through an impressive entrance gate closed by rolling a 12-ton stone disc that serves as a door. See a sacred forest with many endemic species inside this best preserved pre-colonial monument in Madagascar. Tour walls, alleys and gateways, climb watchtowers, and see the granite seat of judicial power under an ancient fig tree. Add Ambohimanga and other attractions to your Antananarivo trip itinerary using our Antananarivo trip itinerary builder tool .
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Franchement, on a largement préféré ce lieu au Rova de Tananarive. Ce lieu dégage un charme fou et sa préservation est bien meilleure. Derrière prendre le chemin pour admirer la vue sur la vallée. Les... more »Frankly, we much preferred this place to the Rova of Tananarive. This place exudes a crazy charm and its preservation is much better. Behind take the path to admire the view of the valley. The fields a little to the right have the shape of the Big Island.
This is a very interesting site to visit. The tour lasts about one hour long, but was very informative, and gives a great overview of the last few kings and queens of the country. My guide was very in... more »
Great Madagascar history. Kings palace. Enjoyed my time there
Pleasant one day trip from Tana. In addition to the Interesting history lesson given by the guides, you can also choose to go for a little hikes (there are three circuits to choose from)
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