Antsirabe is a small spa town roughly halfway between Antananarivo and Ranomafana.
Colonial and modern Antsirabe
Signs of its colonial past can still be seen today in the town’s wide boulevards, imposing cathedral and crumbling white villas, enlivened by countless signs of Madagascar today, including the colorful pousse-pousses that race along the town’s streets, all brightly colored, and each with their own name and number plate! Numerous stalls cluster on each street corner selling everything from bananas to spare bicycle parts.
The cool, clear air of the high plateau makes Antsirabe an attractive stop on the route to the south, and it is an excellent place to see local craftsmen at work; hundreds of tiny workshops are scattered across town, making sweets, delicate lacework and tiny model bicycles. A visit to the thermal baths is also fun and you’ll find a wonderfully hot swimming pool full of a lot of splashing and laughter.
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Places near Antsirabe
- The islands & beaches of Madagascar 73 kilometers away
- Antananarivo 118 kilometers away
- Ranomafana National Park 159 kilometers away
- Andasibe National Park (Perinet) 179 kilometers away
- Mantadia National Park 181 kilometers away
- Ambalavao 219 kilometers away
- The Pangalanes Canal 272 kilometers away
- The Remote West of Madagascar 316 kilometers away
- Eastern Madagascar 333 kilometers away
- Isalo National Park 348 kilometers away
- Île Sainte-Marie 447 kilometers away
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