Cemetery of Santa Cruz, Dili

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Visit the final resting place of the victims of the 1991 protests at Cemetery of Santa Cruz. Over 250 people were killed in the November 12 demonstration for independence, and later buried here, endowing the site with great historical significance. Learn about the hardships faced by the local people under the Indonesian occupation, and get a sense for the consequences of the massacre. Plan to visit Cemetery of Santa Cruz during your Dili vacation using our convenient Dili online trip planner .
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  • This place does not have a lot of signs or things for tourists but it is heart and soul of Dili. Real people are buried here. People who lost their lives, but most important you appreciate the site fo...  more »
  • Good place for a stroll when it is not too hot (no shade). Also visit nearby Indonesian cemetry for a complete different style  more »
  • Atmospheric cemetery. Beautiful monuments and a lot of young people were buried. Light and sheer, see. these graves are coming people.
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