From the 16th century, the hill Ambrosiana and the adjacent picturesque valley belonged to the kings of Madagascar. There are still remains of the former luxury: palaces, temples, and walls built of wood and limestone.
The details of the construction are impressive: for example, the fortress on the hill was built with concrete mixed with 16 thousands of egg whites. And the main pillar for the former Royal hut, planed from rosewood, was dragged on shoulders of 2000 slaves (hundreds of them died on the way).
These places are considered sacred and are popular with pilgrims. You can spend your entire day on the hill picnicking in the shade of fig trees, ancient buildings, and most importantly - to take pictures spread out on the vast terraces of rice fields, which were set up in these places centuries ago.
The Royal hill of Ambohimanga is a historical monument, an archaeological site in Madagascar located in Antananarivo province, a world heritage site by UNESCO. The Royal hill of Ambohimanga is a significant symbol of modern self-identification of the population and contains objects associated with the burials of rulers of Madagascar.
Ambohimanga, Ambohimanga Rova, Madagascar
Phone: +261 20 22 661 15
18° 45′ 33.01″ S, 47° 33′ 46.01″ E