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Address: Kigali, Rwanda

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Excellent place to visit

A lot to see. I highly recommend this venue for a visit. So much in Rwanda is linked to the genocide and shows the remarkable resilience and faith of the people.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot to see. I highly recommend this venue for a visit. So much in Rwanda is linked to the genocide and shows the remarkable resilience and faith of the people.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It feels strange to give such terrible place a 5-rating. Nonetheless Nyamata Church is a 'must' for those who want to understand the full dimension of the Rwanda Genocide. I will not reveal too much here, but visiting Nyamata on one of the first days, to understand where this beautiful country has come from, is a must to all of... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Rwanda, it is important to visit at least one of the many memorials around the country to the genocide. Nyamata is where a very brutal massacre of some 10,000 people took place. The whole floor of the Church is covered with piles of blood -stained clothes of the victims, and on the altar a few of the implements that... More 

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Thank AndrewA64
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The shear simplicity of the memorial had an incredible emotional effect on everyone of us who visited and experienced it.

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Thank michael f
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you have the privilege to visit this memorial site, be prepared for an incredibly emotional experience. This visit will definitely stay with me for the rest of my life.

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Thank chloeamaris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nyamata church is a moving but chilling memorial to the victims of the genocide. Whilst the Kigali memorial is extremely well set up, Nyamata really brings to life the horrors and atrocities committed in 1994. If setting off from Kigali, several hours should be allocated for the visit to allow for travel time and the visit, and the churches usually... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This church is definitely worth a visit For us the simplicity of it made the atrocities of the genocide very real The layout and structure is as it was in 1994 and the local curator explained the history in simple terms We found it to be one of the most emotional experiences of all the genocides museums in Kigali Donations... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

All people who are concerned about right and wrong and justice and injustice and are aware of their own potential for falling into ethnic, or race or trible hatred, must visit this Memorial. It is a vitally necessary visit, not only because of the horror of seeing the results of a genocide but also a record of people who resisted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The sight of a devastating attack during the genocide, this church highlights the extreme efforts both sides went to during the conflict. As with the main memorial in Kigali, this one will certainly make you reflect on the events of 1994, and also on life itself. It will almost certainly move you as well!

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Thank MFC31
Kingsville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

When we went here I thought we were visiting a current church. It was another Genocide Memorial and very graphic. I had quite the shock. I could not make myself go underground to look. It has been left pretty much as the action happened. So many went to the church for safety and protection, but ended up losing their lives.... More 

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