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Cultural sightseeing in Madagascar. What to visit - museums, temples, castles and palaces

Madagascar is not famous as a country for sightseeing. There is nothing strange in this because there are not many historic and architectural landmarks here. All the main attractions of the country are in some way or another connected with nature. These are national parks, reserves, forests, coastal areas, and all kinds of activities associated with them. That being said, if you still want to learn more about Madagascar from a cultural point of view, there are interesting places to visit. First of all, this is the island’s capital, Antananarivo. It is also a good idea to visit the Nosy Be Island that has several important landmarks.
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The Rova of Antananarivo (Rova Ambohimanga) is a fabulous palace complex that is widely recognized among the main landmarks of the capital city. The complex includes the twin palaces of Manjakamiadana, as well as such palaces as Mahitsielafanjaka, Tranovola, and Manampisoa. This is where visitors can see gorgeous tombs of Malagasy rulers. The presidential palace is fabulous, but the complex of ministry buildings is no less amazing. The prime-minister’s palace and the old building of the main library also deserve a mention.
Do you want to indulge yourself into local art in order to feel the real Malagasy heritage? In this case, do not forget to visit Isotry Theater. It is open on Rakotomanga Street. Don’t forget to check the schedule of performances in advance. Lake Anosy is also an interesting landmark from a historical point of view because there is a memorial dedicated to victims of World War I nearby. Two railway station buildings are also of great historic value. One station is located in the capital city, on Independence Avenue. The other one is located in Antsirabe, on Antananarivo Street. Copyright
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Are you fond of museum exhibitions? In this case, don’t forget to visit museums that are open in the island’s capital. There are interesting archaeological and paleontological exhibitions, and art gallery, and the Museum of Photography of Madagascar. In Moramanga, there is quite an unusual museum - Musee de la Gendarmerie Nationale. The venue is dedicated to important events in social and everyday lives of Malagasy people. For example, there are tools that were used to make rum illegally.
How about visiting religious landmarks? In Madagascar, sacred objects are scattered in different cities of the island. In Ambositra, don’t forget to visit one of the largest churches on the island – the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In Antsirabe, it is very interesting to see the local cathedral and admire its bright halls and elegant arcs. This church is also famous for its reversed cross. In the upscale neighborhood of Madagascar’s capital, there is a light and attractive Catholic cathedral with fabulous stained-glass windows. Finally, there is one more gorgeous cathedral - Di Ambozontany – not far from Fianarantsoa in the southern part of the country.
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Surprisingly, but the Nosy Be Archipelago, which is also a part of Madagascar, by the way, has several more cultural landmarks that tourists will find interesting to visit. The islands are located to the north-east of the country. The archipelago consists of several islands of different size, with Nosy Be being the largest one. Here, in the main city of the island, Adoany, tourists can visit a fantastic center dedicated to oceanographic studies. Other interesting landmarks in Adoany include a monument dedicated to Russian soldiers in World War I and Maradoka ruins.
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♥   Cathédrale Maria Manjaka Namahora, Morondava. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathédrale Kristy Mpanjaka, Miarinarivo. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathédrale de l’Immaculée Conception, Andohalo. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Joseph, Toamasina. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Maurice, Fenoarivo Atsinanana. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathédrale du Cœur-Immaculé de Marie, Mahajanga. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, Port-Bergé. On the map   Photos
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Culture and monuments in popular cities of Madagascar

Picturesque Independence Street is the best place for a stroll. There are many shops, restaurants, and cafes that are targeted at tourists. The biggest market on the island, Zuma, is located not far away. The variety of items for sale is so big that it is hard to choose what to purchase. Tourists will hardly find a better place to buy memorable gifts and souvenirs. If the primary aim is to purchase items by local craftsmen, consider visiting Andruvuhangi (Andhra Nuahangi). These are not all … Read more

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