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Nyamata Church

Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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A must see to anyone visiting lots of history here and location and people are great. We had a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Traveller6252728
nyamata Charch

Rwandans congregate inside the Sainte-Famille Catholic church in Kigali for Sunday mass on March... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nshimiyimanaboubakar
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Musanze District, Rwanda
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Kigali, Rwanda
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+250 788 303 098
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Traveller6252728
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 March 2, 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 February 5, 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

Thank Brandon C
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Reviewed January 25, 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 January 21, 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 January 7, 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 January 5, 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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Reviewed January 3, 2018

A very informative and real experience at the Nyamata Church. The guide was very informative and lovely. The Kigali memorial is good, however this Church allows you to see what the people of Rwanda experienced. The blood stained clothes and alter, the skulls and burials...More

Thank Eli F
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

everything from the damaged roof, to the piles of clothes of victims and the burials are just about the most moving sites ever visited

Thank JackGMiami
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AliGay
May 4, 2017|
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Response from Lizalu61 | Reviewed this property |
We hired a taxi. Inexpensive and more direct.
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