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Nyamata Church, Kigali

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Pay tribute to the victims of the Rwandan civil war at Nyamata Church, a red-brick Roman Catholic church and a genocide memorial. A site of a large massacre in April 1994 in which thousands of people perished, the church grounds house several mass graves, and a collection of victims' skulls and bones are on display. The pews are covered with heaps of dirty, blood-stained rags to give you an impression of the number of victims in the church, which can accommodate up to 600 worshippers. Witnesses say some 10,000 people were massacred here. The tomb of an Italian missionary Antonia Locatelli who informed the Belgian authorities and the media about the massacres and was killed subsequently lies in the churchyard. To visit Nyamata Church on your holiday in Kigali, and find out what else Kigali has to offer, use our Kigali.
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  • There is nothing as to see the place where the genocide took place . Very nice guide who gives you facts and figures . A bit difficult to sad.  more »
  • The guide there was awesome . He explained a lot about the place and the history. The rest of the place is shocking as the genocide was  more »
  • Well the parish is really cool one prays well in silence and the choirs there are amusing it really is a place to find God😆😆😆
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