Thursday , 1 December 2022
Set ablaze and burnt down in the evening of November 6th 1995, the Queen's Palace has been being reconstructed in 2006 and now recovered its original profile. Yet, the reconstruction process is nowhere near to be over, namely inside the Palace, time and money is still being needed and not in small amount. November 6th is a sad anniversary to the Rova. Remembrance ceremonies stand on schedule.

The Queen’s Palace in expectation of the final touch

18 years after the fire consumed the Rova of Manjakamiadana, the year 2013’s sun of November 6th will rise on a public place of the upper tier of Antananarivo city, as well as on young people reading poems loud about recalling the past and addressing the future of the Great Isle’s history. The Queen’s Palace, protruding from the highest hill of Antananarivo is, when observed from afar, no more the piece of ruins left by the fire years ago. The Palace recovered somehow his royal majesty dazzling from the highest spot of the region. Stepping closer reveals however that there would still be much to do to this end, and much more money to be found for this purpose. The UNESCO classified the Queen’s Palace as part of the World Heritage Sites. The Queen’s Palace has been hosting reigning queens of Madagascar all over the XIXth century before falling in General Gallieni’s hands in 1896, by then the Colonial Governor of Madagascar, before the forced exile of Madagascar’s last queen Ranavalona III. The Palace used to be a museum and a leading highlight among Madagascar’s monuments before it burnt down on November 1995