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Nyamata Church

Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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Heartbreaking experience

First time visit which broke my heart once again for people of Rwanda. Very hard to visit peaceful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NKR59
via mobile
Another Heartbreaking Church

It is so sad to title this post another heartbreaking church. But it is exactly that. There are so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth P
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Kigali, Rwanda
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+250 788 303 098
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit which broke my heart once again for people of Rwanda. Very hard to visit peaceful site where such atrocities took place not that long ago. Appreciated the guide leading us through. Important to go there and learn about Rwanda's past and marvel...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is so sad to title this post another heartbreaking church. But it is exactly that. There are so many heartbreaking stories of the terror that plague the country in 1994. This church is a memorial housing another one of those stories. It is not...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

A must see to anyone visiting lots of history here and location and people are great. We had a good time

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Rwandans congregate inside the Sainte-Famille Catholic church in Kigali for Sunday mass on March 31, 2014. During the Rwandan genocide of 1994 thousands took refuge in the church but very few survived the massacre. Witnesses said that the priest in charge of the church armed...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Nyamata Church is one of the most visited place in Rwanda. It's worthwhile to visit to understand the history.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

While the Genocide Memorial in Kigali was an incredibly moving experience, this was by far the most hard-hitting of the sites I got to visit. It's preserved as it was left, what it looks like is probably what it is. You're with a guide the...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Its a long distance of almost 33 Kms from Nyanza bus/taxi terminus in Kigali to Nymata taxi stand and after a long journey on excellent paved highway roads finally reached Nymata taxi stand..From Nymata Taxi stand walked all the way to Nymata Church Genocide Memorial..I...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

From 1995 on wards visiting the place and one of the most visited places with the visitors.In the first few years the dresses of the victims were lying scattered in the church . The custodian (the watchman) there was the one who lost his family...More

Thank ap27Nov
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Tragic events of a human history can be seen in this Church. It is heartbreaking to see and imagine what happened there. Nevetheless, it is important to never forget.... never repeat ...

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, good memorial site. Besides the main memorial site in Kigali, this site still has markings on the walls and clothes inside the church It is a good visit if you want to learn about Rwanda genocide and its history

Thank Tabiii
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Lizalu61 | Reviewed this property |
We hired a taxi. Inexpensive and more direct.
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