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Cemetery of Santa Cruz, Dili

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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Mid-range accommodation is easy to come by in Dili, as the town boasts a plethora of hotels and resorts, mostly lining the coast and often offering onsite pools and restaurants. Budget options remain scarce, but if you're staying for a longer time, you can look into renting a room from a local family, or sharing a private holiday home with an ex-pat group.
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  • We did not find the grave of Sebastiao Gomes but probably would have done if we knew what it looked like (see Wikipedia). The cemetery is very crowded and hard to walk through. Nevertheless it is very...  more »
  • the graves are quite beautiful. the amount of attention that they receive is inspirational. Minibuses go passed it.  more »
  • this sight opens your eyes to culture of mixed faith and beliefs. It is colorful and takes you on a journey of sadness and respect  more »