Discover Fianarantsoa and its Old Town

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Passing Fianarantsoa, it is impossible to ignore the old city. Built on the heights during the 19th century, it is a vestige of the past that surprisingly, is still very much alive. A walking tour reveals all the nooks and crannies. During this walk, one is quickly seduced by its labyrinth of alleys which meanders peacefully between the traditional houses skated for a long time by the time. To add to their charms, their walls are invaded by beautiful climbing plants.

Neighborhoods not to be missed

In Fianarantsoa, many neighborhoods have their own history, enriching each time the local culture. Among the most visited of the city, we can mention Anatirova. Historically, it is the center of the city where Rova Betsileo was located. For its part, Tsianolondroa, renamed in honor of Ranavalona III, is the neighborhood where the queen came down when she was in town. Ambozontany also arouses the curiosity of people passing through. It owes this interest to its magnificent Cathedral dating from 1871 and the magnificent panorama including Lake Anosy it offers.

The discovery of the lower city

Located at the foot of the old town, the "Tanana Ambany" warmly welcomes visitors and invites them to tour its many shops to offer a bottle of wine or a few tins of tea, which make the reputation of Fianarantsoa. Note that one can visit Sahambavy, to discover the techniques of making tea. During the peregrinations, we find in some shops the influence on the local culture of the Indian and Chinese peoples who settled over the years in this part of Fianarantsoa.

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