FIANARANTSOA

Madagascar’s cultural and intellectual hub

Fianarantsoa

Located in south central Madagascar, the royal 19th-century city of Fianarantsoa has grown over the years to become Madagascar’s cultural and intellectual hub.

Serving as Madagascar’s third largest city, Fianarantsoa is home to numerous schools and academic establishments, impressive colonial architecture, and more churches per square metre than any other city in the country. A popular attraction is the old historic centre of Anatirova, where tourists can enjoy panoramic views of the city. Fianarantsoa is also located in the country’s richest wine-producing region, making wine tours and tastings a popular pastime. Visitors can also enjoy browsing the local market and exploring Haute-Ville, with its cobbled streets and great views.

Best time to visit Fianarantsoa

The best time to visit Fianarantsoa is during the dry season, from April to December. Even though you pick out a dry period, there isn’t a week in Madagascar without any rain. 

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WHAT TO EXPERIENCE

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Madagascar has many different climate zones. This makes the landscape very diverse: from the fertile highlands to the dry south, and from rainforest to tropical coastal areas and idyllic beaches with many sailing, diving and snorkeling opportunities. Every year, humpback whales look for the rich underwater world during their migration. This ‘red island’, as Madagascar is also called, houses a dozen beautiful nature parks. It contains many endemic flora and fauna: plants and animals that only occur in Madagascar. A part of it lives nowhere else in the world, like many species of half apes, reptiles (including chameleons), orchids, palms, not to mention some species of the sacred baobab tree. The island is also a paradise for birdwatchers. Rice is grown on a large scale and you can even find tea plantations. In Madagascar you are in all respects between Asia and Africa. ‘A continent in itself’.

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