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“important site” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nyamata Church

Nyamata Church
Kigali, Rwanda
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Kigali
Type: Religious Sites
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“important site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is an interesting site to visit and gives some idea of the events of 1993. Not appropriate for everyone (I'm thinking of younger children).

Visited October 2011
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“Riveting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Visting this site is an eye-opening experience but very important. It's only about a 30-minute drive outside of Kigali but well worth it. Make sure you bring some extra change to make a small donation at the entrance :)

Visited July 2012
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“Very moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Very moving and a must see to truly understand what the people of Rwanda went through in 1994. An easy cab ride right outside Kigali.

Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Powerful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

To fully understand the suffering and pain that Rwandans suffered in the genocide of 1994 it's essential to visit this site. The first time I visited this site I cried, it's hard to imagine how many people died in this church.

Visited July 2012
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Kigali Rwanda
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“One of the most important monuments to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I've been to Nyamata church dozens of times. There's little I can say that hasn't already been said. It's a very, very tough place to visit. One nice way to do the visit is to combine with a visit to the Millennium Village in Mayange which is organized by New Dawn Associates; or a visit to Gashora with EOS Vision travel company.

Visited June 2012
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