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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  • Santa Cruz cemetery presents the ornately beautiful graves that the Timorese are famous for. In that sense, one could easily spend an hour or more examining the graveyard. But there's also an over-rid...  more »
  • Over 230 young people were massacred by Indonesian Militia near here, those that were left injured were taken to the hospital where the Indonesians murdered those as well. Reviewing the names and ages...  more »
  • "If you want to know how people live, visit the place where they bury their dead." This is so true. Our guide from Timor Adventures brought us here, and it is very impressive to see the ornate graves....  more »
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  • A place full of memories. Here you can find the Sebastião Tomb.
  • Historical place in Dili
  • Santa Cruz is not only the public but well-known necropolis in the history of the struggle of East Timor i.e. Masacre Santa Cruz 12 Nov 1991. Many of the young victims of violence into rudder Militari Indonesia at that time.
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  • Our favorite place. To hear the talk.
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