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Address: Kigali, Rwanda

This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial....

This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial. It remains a solemn tribute to those who were slain, the bones and belongings of the dead still lying among the aisles and the altar.

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Makes it real

The memorial in Kigali is good but being the site of an actual slaughter of thousands and seeing the mass Graves makes it more real

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The memorial in Kigali is good but being the site of an actual slaughter of thousands and seeing the mass Graves makes it more real

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the drive from Kigali to visit this genocide memorial. The guide was excellent and really conveyed the horrors which happened here. Harrowing

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Ntarama church about 4 years ago and it was completely left open to the elements...now things have been shielded by plexiglass..and yet very accessible. Our guide was lovely and helpful in explaining what happened in this sanctuary. This genocide site is less frequented and yet offers a very good look at the devastation to a village and the families... More 

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Somber testimony to the genocide - Staff is always kind and knowledgeable and accommodating. I have visited 3 times.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The church, school, local arms and other things (clothes, documents) are easy to observe for visitors. Our guide explained us very well the place and horrific things that happened in this place. If you visit the place on 15 April, you can follow a public march in honor of victims off genocide occurred this day in 1994, from church to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

According to our driver this site is visited less frequently than other memorials. For me, it was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, who was raised in exile after his family fled in 1962 and returned after the genocide, explained not only what happened at this site in 1994 but the chain of events that began with independence that... More 

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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The Ntamara Church is another very powerful memorial t the cruelty and inhumanity of the genocide. This is much better organized and preserved than the. Nyamata memorial, but both are worth the visit. The cruelty on display, like how they dealt with the children in the nursery, is unimaginable. While a thirty minute drive from Kigali, it will give you... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The countless skulls and femurs are proof that the genocide really happened. It takes courage and bravery to visit this memorial.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is another Church here where thousands were killed for their ethnicity. UN was in Ruwanda. No one bothered to intervene.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Not far from Nyamata but several kilometres off the main road, is the Church of Ntarama. Here as well a major massacre took place. Inside the Church are some of the bones and coffins of the victims, though most have now been respectfully buried at the site. Adjacent to the Church is a room filled from floor to ceiling with... More 

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