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Royal hill of Ambohimanga

Religious capital and holy city of the kingdom of Madagascar in the 19th century, today it’s a sacred and spiritual place. True representation of the Malaasy identity and of the political structure, it has kept all its splendor and its strength through time.

Ambohimanga hill

Vestige of Malagasy culture

Made up of a royal city, funerary sites and numerous sacred places, the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga reflects a history and a strong identity of the Malagasy culture. Mix of sacred and spirituality, for 500 years it’s a place of pilgrimage and worship to discover and to admire. Indeed, with an exceptional architecure and authentic landscapes, you feel the strength of history and the passing time. It’s also the remarkable testimony of Austronesian culture, through the cult of ancestors and agricultural practices. The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga constitues a remarkable architectural ensemble endowed with exceptional cultural landscapes reminiscent of the great periods of the history of the country.

 

Some history

Ambohimanga is the base of the dynasty which led the Merina kingdom at its height (today Madagascar). Twelve hills directed and unified by the great king Andrianampoinimerina who ruled for seven years and transferred the capital of the kingdom to Antananarivo.

Mahandrihono Royal Palace

You must go admire the former house of Andrianampoinimerina, the greatest king of the country. You’ll discover a place full of history and next to it, the summer Palace of the queen as well as the conference room of the queen and prime minister. An excursion that will delight the whole family.

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