The Rova of Antananarivo, is a royal palace complex in Antananarivo, former home of the monarchs of Madagascar. Seven monuments originally occupied the site. The main structure - the "Queen's Palace" - is Manjakamiadana. The original structure was made of wood but was later given its characteristic silhouette in 1869 when Queen Ranavalona II commissioned French architect James Cameron to encase the palace in stone. Along with other structures of the Rova, the Manjakamiadana burned in the fire of November 6, 1995.
The destruction led the Malagasy state to launch a massive project for restoration of the historic palace in November 2006. Manjakamiadana is a symbol of history and of the country