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Nyamata Church

Kigali, Rwanda
+250-788-303-098
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Must see - Very moving experience

The church in Nyamata (and also the one in nearby Ntamara, separate review) is one of many sites in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pvh52
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Moving

We visited while staying in Nyamata, to learn about the tragic history of the place. The church is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luke-n-LauraB
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St Helier, United Kingdom
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“mass graves” (22 reviews)
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church in Nyamata (and also the one in nearby Ntamara, separate review) is one of many sites in Rwanda where the 1994 genocide of Tutsi and moderate Hutu took place. Over the span of about two months, one million people were brutally massacred. Local...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited while staying in Nyamata, to learn about the tragic history of the place. The church is preserved pretty much how it was in the 90s, with the shrapnel markings around the walls, on the entrance, and thru the roof. There are the victims...More

Thank Luke-n-LauraB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site was the place where hundreds of people were killed during the genocide. Their clothes and a few belongings are displayed on the old church benches and downstairs u can see skulls. Outside, there is a place full of coffins filled by bones. We...More

Thank Beatriz O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The memorial is well preserved and the stories were indeed heart-rending! A place of worship was turned to a place of massacre. Clothes, bones, skulls and tombs are well preserved. Some tombs stand as a significance of the rape and horrific manner in which people...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very moving and preserved well. They don't allow photographs while inside, out of respect for the dead. The front doors are still riddled in bullets and shrapnel from the grenade attack. Inside there is the clothes of the dead, some of their personal effects, and...More

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Visiting what was once a Catholic Church that became a killing ground was an experience that must be done. It is beyond sad but to see what the people are now trying to do to memorialize the people that died is a must.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A must visit when in Kigali. I visited this site before attending the Kigali genocide memorial and its heartbreaking to see the atrocities committed. It's difficult to see this place firsthand and hear the stories from the guide who survived the genocide.

Thank RyanHerbert
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this memorial after visiting the genocide memorial. Walking downstairs to see the coffins full of remains is just chilling. To think families took shelter in a church only to end up massacred is beyond belief.

Thank AliGay
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was our first stop on our day trip to Kigali & Rwanda from Uganda. We knew part of the history before we arrived and the staff here will take you through the specific details of what happened at this site years ago. Our guide...More

Thank TheLush101
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was one of the most raw genocide museums I've been to. It was a little overwhelming to see the clothes, machetes, and other personal items just lying in the open, no display cases, just there. This was one of the most impactful sights to...More

Thank Jen I
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AliGay
5 May 2017|
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Response from Lizalu61 | Reviewed this property |
We hired a taxi. Inexpensive and more direct.
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