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Address: Kigali, Rwanda
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This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide memorial....

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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This memorial is a 30 minute drive outside of Kigali and is still in the process of being restored and established as a key site to those who lost their lives in this church and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2016
BWFCCalgary
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This memorial is a 30 minute drive outside of Kigali and is still in the process of being restored and established as a key site to those who lost their lives in this church and surrounding areas. A guide will walk you around the site and describe in excruciating detail the events that unfolded on that fateful day. Especially difficult... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is a rough and heartbreaking site. They have been making improvements to preserve the site which is good to see. Definitely worth the visit... Very important to remember what happened in 1994.

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Thank Melody C
Kigali, Rwanda
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Bring kleenex and a strong spirit because this is certainly not an easy place to spend time. Nearly everything has been left as is and the scars of the genocide are preserved.

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Thank Kate W
Brantford, ON
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

It is out a bit but worth the trip. We took motorcycle taxis to get there. Again, it is hard to put into words what one feels when visiting a place where so many people were murdered...and that for one of the stupidest of reasons. :-(

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Thank Mark_S_1957
Mainz, Germany
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Ntarama church is genocide memorial located about 30km outside of Kigali – you can either reach it via the bus to Nyamata and take a mototaxi from there or you organize a taxi ride from Kigali itself. We did the latter and ended up paying 50,000 RWF (which might be a little bit too much – you could possibly be... More 

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Thank Johanna P
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This site is smaller than the site in Nyamata but well worth heading off the beaten trail. If you are traveling by bus you can easily get a moto or velo to the church from the main road (We took a velo for 100 RWF). Be prepared to stomach some graphic details of the massacre and have a visual glimpse... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I have never felt as I do now reviewing anything. I visited Ntarama church countless times as part of my work. I have also visited genocide memorials elsewhere. Ntarama stands out in the raw manner in which the brutality is portrayed against the backdrop of a very ordinary hamlet in Nowheresville, Rwanda. I have also never run short of words... More 

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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Genocide Memorial and Museum in Kigali, we wanted to visit one of the 400 genocide sites in Rwanda set aside by the government for community memorials. Ntarama Church is one of the closest to Kigali, about 40 minutes by car. We negotiated with a taxi driver to do the round trip for $60. The last 10 minutes... More 

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1 Thank Nancy S
Brazil
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

A garden is still being built and the buildings are being reformed, so it will change in the next years. Our guide was great, she was able to share a lot of information in a very tender and respectful way.

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Thank Luciana C
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

TO GET THERE FROM KIGALI: I went to Nyabugogo Bus Station (on the corner of KN1 and Kigali-Gatuna Rd/RN3) and took a bus to Nyamata (RWF 600 - you can ask people there to be sure you're going to the correct destination, Rwandans are very kind and helpful). It was an one hour trip to get in the bus station... More 

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