Discover Madagascar’s vibrant capital, Antananarivo

Antananarivo, Madagascar’s lively capital is a bustling metropolis full of cultural gems and natural treasures. Perched on top of a hill, the city’s cobbled streets are reminiscent of the French colonial days, while evidence of the Malagasy Dynasty is all around. See the baroque Andafiavaratra Palace in Haute Ville, or the Queen’s Palace overlooking the city. Get a glimpse of native flora and fauna at the Tsimbazaza Zoo or Lemur Park.

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Queen’s Palace

2.22 mi / 3.58 km from the hotel
See the palace fit for Madagascan royalty. The ornate stone façade was originally a wooden structure before Queen Ranavalona II requested the change to reflect the Kingdom’s grandeur. Enjoy a guided tour of the wider royal palace complex.

Andafiavaratra Palace

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Andafiavaratra Palace is perched atop Antananarivo’s highest hill. An arresting sight, the palace fuses Neo-classical and Victorian architecture. Inside, visitors can see more than 1,000 historical objects recovered from the Queen’s Palace.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

1.81 mi / 2.92 km from the hotel
Perhaps the best example of the country’s French legacy, the Gothic façade might remind you of some of the most renowned French cathedrals. In fantastic condition, as is the cobbled square outside, this ornate spot is well worth a visit.

Parc de Tsarasaotra

1.79 mi / 2.88 km from the hotel
Tsarasaotra translates as “a good place to be”, and the park is indeed a good spot to be to experience a refuge for 14 types of endangered bird species, including the Malagasy Pond Heron. The verdant greenery shows off the richness of African terrain.

Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

9.34 mi / 15.02 km from the hotel
UNESCO-listed, Ambohimanga refers to the Hautes Terres Centrales civilization which flourished during the 15th – 19th centuries. A sacred spot, this site shows off the spiritual history of the island, with fascinating archaeological discoveries.

Lemurs’ Park

11.79 mi / 18.97 km from the hotel
Get to know Madagascar’s unofficial symbol, the lemur. This secluded nature reserve is 25 kilometers outside of Antananarivo, the perfect place for these curious creatures to thrive and be protected. Lemurs’ Park is home to over 7 different species of lemurs, don’t miss out!.