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+ – Visit the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located just outside Antananarivo and is a sacred hill with royal palaces, tombs, and traditional houses. It offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and insight into Madagascar’s history and culture.

+ – Explore the Rova of Antananarivo (Queen’s Palace)
The Rova is the former royal palace of Madagascar and is perched on a hill overlooking the city. While parts of it were destroyed in a fire, you can still visit the site to learn about Madagascar’s monarchy and enjoy panoramic views of Antananarivo.

+ – Visit the Lemurs’ Park
Located just outside Antananarivo, Lemurs’ Park is a sanctuary for various species of lemurs native to Madagascar. Take a guided tour to observe these fascinating creatures in a natural habitat setting.

+ – Shop at the Analakely Market
Explore the bustling Analakely Market in the heart of Antananarivo, where you can find a wide variety of goods including textiles, handicrafts, spices, and fresh produce. It’s a great place to experience the local culture and pick up souvenirs.

+ – Tour the Avenue of the Baobabs
Take a day trip from Antananarivo to the Avenue of the Baobabs, a famous natural landmark located in western Madagascar. This iconic avenue is lined with majestic baobab trees and is particularly stunning during sunrise or sunset.

+ – Visit the Andafiavaratra Palace
Also known as the Prime Minister’s Palace, this historic building in Antananarivo is now a museum showcasing artifacts and exhibits related to Madagascar’s history and culture.

+ – Explore the Zoological and Botanical Garden of Tsimbazaza
This zoo and botanical garden in Antananarivo is home to a variety of native plant and animal species, including lemurs, chameleons, and tropical birds. It’s a great place for a leisurely stroll and to learn about Madagascar’s unique biodiversity.

+ – Enjoy Malagasy Cuisine
Sample traditional Malagasy dishes at local restaurants and street food stalls in Antananarivo. Don’t miss out on specialties like ravitoto (pork stew), romazava (beef and leafy greens stew), and mofo gasy (Malagasy-style bread).

+ – Take a City Tour
Explore the historic neighborhoods, colonial architecture, and bustling markets of Antananarivo on a guided city tour. Visit landmarks such as the Independence Avenue, the Presidential Palace, and the Soarano Train Station.

+ – Attend Cultural Performances
Experience traditional Malagasy music and dance performances at cultural centers and venues in Antananarivo. Keep an eye out for events featuring hira gasy (folk theater), salegy (upbeat music and dance), and famadihana (traditional funerary rites).

These are just a few of the many things you can do while visiting Antananarivo. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, nature, or cuisine, Tana has something to offer every traveler.

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