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Polish Cemetery Masindi

Masindi | Nyabyeya, Masindi, Uganda
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So unusual

Ever been to a European Catholic Church deep in Northern Uganda with an amazing history? Look no... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2016
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serene and well-maintained!

a beautiful church and cemetary with a nice history behind the many Polish graves! The church and... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2016
Bart S
Bilzen, Belgium
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cemetery near the Church of Mother of God in Murro Masindi was tidied up a few years ago by the local parish priest, Fr. Joseph Ndiraba Abooki, as it was very overgrown etc. Fifty of our nearest and dearest are buried here. Our church "Matki Boskiej Czestochowskiej", nearing its completion stands to this day. The local people, not being able to say the Polish name, call it the Church of Mother of God.
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Nov 13, 2016
“So unusual”
Nov 8, 2016
“serene and well-maintained!”
Masindi | Nyabyeya, Masindi, Uganda
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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Ever been to a European Catholic Church deep in Northern Uganda with an amazing history? Look no further!

1  Thank Meltham57
Reviewed November 8, 2016

a beautiful church and cemetary with a nice history behind the many Polish graves! The church and cemetary are still maintained by the grandchildren of the Polish fugitives that are buried here!

1  Thank Bart S
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is not only beautiful but also still used and cherished by the local people who worship here every Sunday. They also hold local festivals here. I really enjoyed this place. The view from the church is breathtaking.

1  Thank Theresa N
Reviewed February 13, 2016

If one travel near Masindi, should visit the Church & side by Cemetery. Very old place and lot to study & understand about this monument. One my wonder how could a Polish Church doing here or had come there. Those who historical monuments and want...More

1  Thank pp_kuriakose53
Reviewed September 22, 2015

I went last Saturday and wondered "What on earth is a Polish Church doing here. I've been to Masindi 8+ times but knew nothing about it. The view of the Forest from the steps took my breath away. It's all been painted since the pictures...More

2  Thank Meltham57
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Unexpected gem in Nyabyeya. Great story connected to the Polish Church that is still in use. You can take a short guided tour.

4  Thank WS4141
Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very good historical sight that tell what is not told in books. These prisoners of wars had offsprings some of whom live in Masindi. It is very interesting and sad at the same time. I do think about the families of these Polish people

6  Thank LeonAkiiki
Reviewed September 8, 2014

I never knew that the Polish escaped over to Uganda in WWII. The people were very welcoming and taught us all about the history. Great little place if you get the chance to go.

5  Thank Heather B
Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is a nice place to visit especially i you are going to Murchison falls and you are staying in masindi for a night. You can visit an get history about it

3  Thank Peter R
Reviewed June 9, 2014

When I was giving some lecturers for my Company Ugandan employees in Kampala, one weekend I had decided to drive to Murchison Water Falls. On the way there we had stopped at Masindi to see Polish Church and cemetery. Estimates put the number of refugees...More

11  Thank Krzysztof F
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