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Horrific, heart-breaking

Another genocide memorial, Ntarama Catholic Church where 5,000 people killed. See the Children's... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Marrinels
via mobile
An important place to visit while in Rwanda

I first visited here in 2003 before the protective roof structure was in place and before the site... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Noel D
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Another genocide memorial, Ntarama Catholic Church where 5,000 people killed. See the Children's Sunday School where kids where thrown or smashed against the wall (the blood stained wall preserved).The stairs down leads to the remains. The Catholic Church is full of coffins and remains (photo...More

Thank Marrinels
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I first visited here in 2003 before the protective roof structure was in place and before the site was fully memorialised. i.e. other than skulls stacked at the back of the church on the floor everything was pretty much as it had been after the...More

Thank Noel D
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The Church of Ntarama is a must visit place which was converted into a genocide memorial on 1995 and is dedicated to the people who lost their lives there. One of Rwanda’s six National Genocide Memorial Sites, Ntarama contains human remains, clothing, and artifacts belonging...More

Thank Lion Dharshana W
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

To reach this place you will have to navigate some dusty roads, but it worth the pain. This is the only place showing the horrors of the genocide that I visited in Rwanda. I also visited some monuments built as a memorial for people in...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

"Ntarama Genocide Memorial" church is situated a few kilometers away from Nyamata Genocide memorial.On entering the large open air ground of Nyamata Genocide memorial a lady approached me explaining that she was the guide and opened the main door of the church that was locked...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is not an easy memorial to go into and if you are faint of heart or deeply effected by violence i would not recommend going to this memorial. but to see the realities of the horrors of what happened to the average person during...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

possible to walk from Nyamata town- but catching a moto is easy. Definitely recommend it. Just as with Nyamata the guide is really informative and doesn't pressure you into donations. But be prepared to not take any picture inside the churches. - and I can...More

Thank Todd W
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Another church where innocents weren't spared. The refuge seekers thought they would be spared inside the church...after all they shared this space with the killers for so many years....but alas it wasnt to be. It is a very sombre place ..... go if you are...More

1  Thank ramchabi
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The church in Ntarama 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 people who, in most cases, lost family members during...More

1  Thank pvh52
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I've been twice at Ntarama Church close to the capital. Rwanda has been several memorial site when inside you can touch and feel the soul system effect after genocide...Sad memories that reappear on the surface

Thank Erk Z
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CosafaSG
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Response from Marilyn A | Reviewed this property |
Unless drive yourself hopefully your drive can help when I was there in august there was a guide there. It is so sad. You must go.
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