Hell-Ville (Andoany) is a somehow decaying colonial town and the administrative center of the island, as well as its main port. The city is characterized by beautiful restored colonial buildings along the sea promenade, some of which were built early in this century and a covered market which give reasons to hope that efforts are made to prevent the architectural decay of the town. In the upper part of the port, old cannons dating back to the time of the pirates watch over the harbour. For the best sunset-viewing setting climb the hill where the old hospital was built. The sea gets dotted with white sails when the fishermen’s launches come back to port.