Nyamata Church, Kigali

4.5
#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Rwanda
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 tour itinerary planning website .
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  • I was not prepared to see what l saw but it was necessary to pass through the Nyamata church as it is part of the history of Rwanda.What l saw and felt is explainable,it pierced through my heart like ...  more »
  • Very intense, heartbreaking experience but definitely a must see if willing to hear about genocide from first hand, not just from movies or tv series. It is just little bit more then hour, hour and a ...  more »
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  • Very good place especially when you are hungry
  • 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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