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Address: Soweto, South Africa
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Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
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Educational and sobering

We really appreciated the tour of this famous church. Our guide was wonderful at Sharing the stories, history and events of this place. It added a note of current realism to... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Consultcinda
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Modesto, California
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully preserved church and our curator was very knowledgeable! The paintings were beautiful and the experience was amazing!

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Thank MsKiesha
Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We really appreciated the tour of this famous church. Our guide was wonderful at Sharing the stories, history and events of this place. It added a note of current realism to discussion.

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Thank Consultcinda
Melbourne, Australia
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149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The guide who showed us through the church and explained the history was amazing, he is clearly passionate about telling everyone the amazing stories about the church and the uprising.

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Thank Brett S
ontario
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941 reviews
480 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This church figures very highly in the history of Soweto and South Africa. This is where the students who were being pursued by the police were able to find safety.

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Thank ericon991
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I'm not sure what I expected at the Regina Mundi, but it wasn't as interesting as I thought it was going to be. I love history. I love South African history and Apartheid history. There was one event that happened at this church and it's very difficult to really build an entire, long tour around this one event. Your tour... More 

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Thank Madmillers
Berkeley, California
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160 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

During the tour of the church where students fled during protests in the mid 1970s, the guide points out the bullet holes in ceiling. Hundreds of students were killed--"murdered" is a more accurate word. Gives you the shivers. The tour is excellent. This is another must-see in Soweto. Be sure to look at the guest book, signed by Michelle Obama,... More 

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Thank Judith D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We really enjoyed visiting the Regina Mundi Church! There guide provided us with an excellent tour and visiting the upstairs gallery was fascinating, as those before we too added our names to the wall! A guided tour of this church is highly recommended!

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Thank Melissa W
Pennington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This Catholic church dates back to 1961. It is the site of a student anti-apartheid protest in 1976 which culminated in 500 students being shot and killed by police. Bullet holes can still be seen in the ceiling and eaves of the church. My wife and I were also shown a couple of the original plastic windows with bullet holes.... More 

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Fairfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's everything the other reviewer have written and more, there's not much more to add. This church played an important role, providing a place for the student to meet and make their plans. We highly recommend a visit here with a guide to truly appreciate the role of the church and the building.

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Thank 2marcopolos
Scotland, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Interesting and atmospheric place, hearing about its past from a member of the congregation, with the history of the church depicted on the stain glass windows and inspiring how it is looking to the future.

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