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Address: Kigali, Rwanda
Description: This site of the April 1994 massacre has been declared a genocide...
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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Incredibly moving- but a tour that is done with dignity

This was incredibly hard to visit, but also extremely important. We were greeted by a guide who walked us through the church and adjoining facilities-- it's hard to write a review... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Dakar, Senegal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was incredibly hard to visit, but also extremely important. We were greeted by a guide who walked us through the church and adjoining facilities-- it's hard to write a review of such a dark place, but it is a stop that merits experiencing.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You can't leave without seeing this, but I'm conflicted about giving it 5 stars or calling it "excellent". It's a building where hundreds of people were massacred after seeking sanctuary from the perpetrators. The guide was wonderful and answered questions, she even tolerated a group of British school kids who were complete brats. How do you rate a place full... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very moving, very grim. Standard guide led us through the church and neighboring buildings. Workers were engaged in preservation efforts, plus work on garden area. An hour or so from Kigali and smaller than the Nyamata church/memorial.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have visited this site twice and both times I so was moved by the experiences of the local community that suffered so much here. The guides are survivors and quite knowledgeable. There's a wall where the names of victims are engraved.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

... sobering and sad to reflect on what we, mankind, are capable of doing. ignorance cannot be an acceptable excuse. at this site, after visiting nyatama church, you begin to reflect on the abuse of power, the importance of education, and the right to live as equals.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of the most moving memorials in Rwanda. If you're lucky someone will be here to walk you through the relatively small complex and outline the events that led up to the murder of thousands here. Unlike some other memorial sites, only a single victim is buried here-- but many, many victims are here, their bones contained in the many... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The community built a beautiful memorial to remember those they lost during this tragedy. I am so happy they ask for no pictures to be taken inside to preserve the dignity of those we have lost. This is a free memorial center but I highly recommend a donation to help them finish building a permanent grave for those yet to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My time there as well as at Nyamata Church was truly horrifying but an eye opener and a very confronting history lesson. Worth the visit, not for sensitive visitors

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Devastating, but an absolute must for anyone who relates emotionally to the genocide. It was a unique privilege for me to be there and to feel the pathos with my own heart.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

this church is incredibly moving. recommend going after the genocide museum in order to have context to the destruction and loss of life seen at the churches. a must see to understanding the horrors and appreciating how far the country and its people have come in reconciliation.

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Address: Kigali, Rwanda
Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali

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