Nyamata Church, Kigali

4.8
#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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  • Great narration of the historical genocide events. Great preservation of the artefacts. Adequate parking for visitors. Appropriate signage to guide new visitor to the memorial site.  more »
  • This was one of the hardest experiences I had in the month I spent in Rwanda. But it was so necessary. It makes everything so real and reminds you of what Rwanda has had to come from to get to where i...  more »
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