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Kigali Memorial Centre / Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre

Gisozi, Kigali, Rwanda
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Kigali
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried, and is a place where... more » Owner description: A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried, and is a place where many people who lost loved ones in the genocide go to remember and grieve. No entrance fee; donations gratefully accepted. « less
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Stavanger, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is definitivly the best and most important place to visit in Kigali. The musum is touching, very well made and presented. The café is mostly just an relaxing place to sit down. The food and service isnt too much to speak about.

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Santa Monica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is essential to understand the scope of the genocide that took place in 1994 when almost a million Rwandans were killed in 100 days. An impressive display, as well, of other genocides throughout the world starting with the Holocaust.

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Kigali Memorial Centre is beautifully appointed and provides a keen insight into what it must have been like to go through a genocide of this nature. As an outsider, it provided just enough information and detail to understand how the genocide came about and how reconstruction is being implemented in the country. Upstairs, they've also included information on other... More

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boca raton, florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Sad part of Rwandan history..but important to see. I remember it growing up. A special memorial to the children..very sad too

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'd recently read a book at the genocide and our guide lost his mother to this atrocity. It will open your eyes and you'll have a real appreciation for the history. Be prepared to be moved.

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are in Rwanda, you should visit this place to know the history of Rwanda and its genocide. Every detailed information of genocide is available there.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Dear visitors; I'm not reviewing as I'm part of the team running the Kigali genocide memorial, I just needed to use this opportunity to thank you all who have taken their time to review the center and suggest it to thousands of visitors we have had last 10 years, It's our commitment to serve you and provide a much more... More

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Cork, Ireland
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23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This "reconciliation centre" is meant to symbolise and commemorate the awful genocide systematically effected by the Hutus on the Tootsies in an attempt to prevent the repeat of such atrocities from ever happening again. The local environment is soothing and seductive - such a great motivating spirit! This exhibition is not for the faint-hearted, however, as the descriptions exceed your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Well thought out museum. Displays excellent although English is always on bottom. Lots of videos of interviews with sub titles. Educational. Other genocides also featured. Free to enter. A must see when in Kigali.

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Milan, Italy
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You have to visit this memorial to try to understand the history of the country, and what really happened during the genocide. Before going you can watch some movies and read books about it to have more points of view.

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