Which country is Antananarivo?
Capital of Madagascar Antananarvio (City of a Thousand) is the capital of Madagascar, is centrally located and is the largest city in Madagascar with 1,816,000 inhabitants. Your Madagascar trip starts at Antananarivo International Airport. From here you drive to the colorful city and have the opportunity to visit numerous sights.
Among them, the former Royal Palace Rova. It is located on the highest point of the capital, the Analamanga (blue forest) and thus offers a fantastic view of the city. The Rova consists of six palace buildings, the royal tombs and a Protestant church, which can be visited. Another highlight of the city is the Friday market Zoma. Until 1933, the market paralyzed the entire city center and was one of the largest open markets in the world. Today it is divided into several districts and offers typical spices, medicinal herbs of the Ombiasy and precious stones.
The Tsimbazaza Zoo in the south of the city is definitely worth a visit. Here you can observe various species of lemurs and the rare Madagascar white-tailed eagle, as well as visit the Fossa, a botanical garden located around a lake. After a visit to the zoo, the pirate museum can be visited near the railway station. It was opened in 2008 and tells the 300-year history of pirates. Both the entrance to the zoo and the museum costs the equivalent of only about 4 euros each and the opening hours are from 9:00 to 17:00.
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