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Address: Kigali, Rwanda

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Usually combined with Ntamara visit, I think they have some overlap but also complement each other. This is a bit smaller but equally eye-opening and sad.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Usually combined with Ntamara visit, I think they have some overlap but also complement each other. This is a bit smaller but equally eye-opening and sad.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I may not recommend children to visit these churches very terrifying - Once i was there i was unable to hold my emotions and i ended up shading down tears

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to the Genocide memorial you probably don't need to see this as well but it was certainly powerful and moving to be in a place where so many people were slaughtered. To see the clothes of the victims and the shrapnel scarred church walls. And you are invited to go into the mass graves and be in... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is not a fun experience but I think it's one that all should experience; imagine neighbor killing neighbor, friends murdering friends -- in a church!! Sanctuaries all across Rwanda in 1994 tragically became killing zones. In Nyamata church's kitchen is a blood-stained brick wall against which uncounted babies had their heads bashed in, then their bodies skewered on poles.... More 

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warrnambool
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Nyamata Church to see where 10,000 people were murdered in the church where they thought they would be safe. It was so overwhelming and I was saddened to see it. If you thought the Genocide Musuem was overwhelming well I found this more overwhelming and even more real. I feel so much for all the people who are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We asked our tour guide to take us here as an extra, it was about an hour away from where we stayed but well worth the visit. We were the only ones visiting at the time. It is a church that is next to a another new church and school. There is a lady called Rachael who shows you around... More 

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Thank strawberry0603
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A must see site after visiting the Genocide Museum. There is guide there that will walk you through and explain the history of the place. Prepare yourself as it's a very intense experience. You will not only hear the terrifying story of what happened, but also see the clothes of those murdered and their bones. There is also a mass... More 

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Thank Arya07
Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is hard to imagine the terror and sorrow of the Rwandan Genocide. However, we learned much about the genocide by visiting this church. You tour the church where clothes of the victims are piled high. You also visit the mass graves where you see bones of the victims and the tour guide describes how the church was attacked. It... More 

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Thank jjzeep
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If it is possible, ensure that you get Rachel as a tour guide as she is thorough in her tour of the church. It truly is an emotional experience. We took a bus to Nyamata from Kicukiro Taxi rank. 400RWF. You need a moto taxi to take you from Nyamata taxi rank to the church. We were fortunate enough that... More 

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Thank Metsi L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's almost impossible for me to begin to understand the scale of the Rwandan genocide. Following a visit to the Kigali genocide memorial, a visit to this site began to illustrate the events of April-July 1994. Prepare to not only see the clothes of those so brutally murdered, but also bones of the victims. There is a school right next... More 

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