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Nyamata Church

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Address: Kigali, Rwanda
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This place is hell on earth. Nothing can prepare you for what you experience inside. The people who work there have my total respect.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daran71
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is hell on earth. Nothing can prepare you for what you experience inside. The people who work there have my total respect.

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

If you need to understand what happened in Kigali during the genocide, well it is the right place to visit. It was painful looking at human skulls and bones of the people murdered in the church. May their souls rest in peace.

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Thank AgBryn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Although under renovation, the church was open for tour. A guide explained and walked us through the church pointing out critical pieces of information about the atrocities committed there. The Nyamata Church is another reminder of just how devastating and ruthless we're the events of the Rwandan Genocide.

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1 Thank Daniel L
Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

For me the terror of the genocide was even more vivid here than at the Kingali Memorial site. The site of bones, skulls, and personal belongings is initially overwhelming but helps you appreciate the reality of what happened. Guide was very thorough in explaining exactly what happened at this site.

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1 Thank Lizalu61
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This place always breaks my heart and reminds me of the darkness our human nature can lead us too. It's graphic in nature but it paints a realistic picture of the horrors that the Rwandans went through. The guide who leads you through will explain each step through the memorial. Be sure to leave a tip at the end. This... More 

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Thank Jmtaylor313
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This was an extremely powerful visit that is a must for anyone visiting Kigali, especially with an interest in history. The level of cruelty and inhumanity is unbelievable. When we were there the staff were reorganizing the skeletal remains of the thousands of people murdered there, so there were literally of well organized piles and piles of skulls and bones.... More 

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Thank David K
Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Not so far from Kigali. This church now turned museum is very sad place to visit. This is the place where thousands of people who took refuge inside were killed because of their ethnicity.

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Thank Lance_Kerwin
Seville, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The volunteer guides leave you go downstairs alone to see the bones yourself. The deep trust that you wouldn't take pictures of so much horror was moving.

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Thank Rafa D
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This church is located about 30 to 40mins drive from Kigali and this is where over 10000 people were killed the church provided me a clear understanding of the history of the genocide with a view of bodies, clothes, IDs among other items of those who lost their lives in this particular place. The breathtaking coffin of the remains of... More 

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Thank Hart P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is a church where thousands were killed for their ethnicity. The UN did not prevent the killings here.

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