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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  • The cemetery was the site of a brutal massacre some twenty years ago, an event that is still felt by many Timorese to this day and helped catalyze the fight for independence. Wander the tomb stones lo...  more »
  • I have visited this special and significant site in Dili many times. I first went in 2009 and was amazed to see the pastel toned graves and how closely situated they are. I found it very peaceful and ...  more »
  • Only famous for the massacre, which there is no information about, so take a guide with you. How ever there are some interesting graves  more »
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  • #LetsGuide Here is a silent and quite places while lots of soul belong to here...may the Lord receive them in rest and peace
  • A place full of memories. Here you can find the Sebastião Tomb.
  • Historical place in Dili
  • I was to see the LP on the introduction, only to go, not worth a deliberate look, cemetery, can not see what fame, to go and very inconvenient. No photos were taken.
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  • 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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