Madagascar - Antananarivo (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Antananarivo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Madagascar guidebook.

‘Tana’ is all about eating, shopping, culture and history. The town centre is busy and polluted, but bypassing the capital altogether is a mistake: the city has been the home of Malagasy power for three centuries and there is a huge amount to discover.

  • stroll through Antananarivo’s lovely Haute-Ville
  • maps
  • spend an afternoon in the spiritual home of Malagasy identity, the royal hill of Ambohimanga
  • transport
  • shop till you drop (and haggle all you can) at Marché Artisanal de la Digue
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Tours, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Antananarivo, Lemurs’ Park, Ivato, Ilafy and Ambohimanga.

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