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Cemetery of Santa Cruz, Dili

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Cemetery
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. Make Cemetery of Santa Cruz part of your personalized Dili itinerary using our Dili vacation builder.
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  • Try to visit with someone who can tell you the story of the massacre on 12 November 1991 and take you to the grave of Sebastiao Gomes who's killing led to the protests on that day. His grave is at the...  more »
  • A Little far off. However, there is the historic significance (massacre by indonesian Military in the fight for Independence) and the cemetary Looks quite different. Every Inch seems to be occuoied by...  more »
  • Historic site of great emotional charge that we feel every meter we visited. Well taken care of and is close to the city centre. Busy area that we can walk and we can't visit Dili and not go to this cemetery.
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