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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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Sacred... and speechless

To be in this place, so sacred, so holy, and then to learn its history left me moved to tears. I would tell every visitor to go and visit. I had the most beautiful young girl... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There's no way to describe what happened here. You just have to go here, not only to see the horrors that happened but also to be amazed about the way this country and its people has risen from the ashes.

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1 Thank Hans B
Southport, CT
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307 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a sub-church of the Niyama church. During the same time, Tutsis sought refuge here and were also murdered by Hutu militias in brutal ways. The violence against women and the methods of killing children are horrifying and can be seen in the broken bones that remain. The government were able to purchase surrounding farmland in order to put... More 

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1 Thank elaine3Southport
Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be in this place, so sacred, so holy, and then to learn its history left me moved to tears. I would tell every visitor to go and visit. I had the most beautiful young girl (mid-20s) who described how she lived in the bush until she was somehow able to make her way to the Congo. I will never... More 

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1 Thank YesTheyDid
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived, we were the only visitors. The woman working there took us around. There is no entry fee for the visit, but there is a donation box if you feel inclined to contribute. She was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour of the facilities. It took us around half an hour to see everything. It's still being... More 

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2 Thank uclatraveler9
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Learned a lot about the genocide of 1994 and how the country is healing and moving forward. I would definitely recommend that anyone traveling to Rwanda should visit this sight.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have visited this memorial twice now and have appreciated the care and attention it receives in providing a place to remember. They are currently restoring much of the area as well as adding parking which will continue to improve on the site. It provides a powerful reminder of the tragedy of the Rwandan genocide. It is a must see... More 

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Thank Wayne1995
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This experience was so very sad, but its a must see for all visitors to Rwanda. I learned a lot and got to hear first hand from survivors.

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1 Thank 14Gio
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a site where 5,000 people were killed during the genocide. It is very powerful to walk on the same ground where people were murdered. The tour guide was excellent as she gave us a tour of all the buildings on the site. There are also beautiful gardens on the grounds. This is a must visit for anyone interested... More 

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1 Thank Michelle R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A short drive out of Kigali, this site is a must do to fully appreciate how far Rwanda has come since the genocide. The site keeper takes you through a tour of the small church and surrounding buildings. It is confronting to listen to the sheer horror that happened here whilst looking at the disturbing 'evidence'. But as written in... More 

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Champlain, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The remarkable thing about Rwandans is their incredible resilience. Visiting the Ntarama Church brings home the depravity of violence between humans and the incredible lengths Rwanda has gone through to remember and forgive. The guide took us through the church, sacristy and kitchen where Tutsi's tried to escape the violence. You can't help but be moved to tears as you... More 

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