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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. Plan to visit Cemetery of Santa Cruz during your Dili vacation using our convenient Dili online trip planner.
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  • Any tour of Dili will lead you to Santa Cruz Cemetery, where a horrible massacre of 250 young people occurred in 1991. The stone designs are quite colorful, with a variety of shapes and sizes, very.....  more »
  • Given what the world saw of the massacres that took place pre-independence for Timor Leste, we had to visit this place. It's an incredible site with graves crammed so close together, it's difficult.....  more »
  • A very quiet place with not much info available on site,I guess I expected more as it is such an important site,trying to walk through is hard as the tracks stop and you find yourself on a grave.A colourful cemetery indeed.
  • This cemetery is very different from what I am use too... The site seems to be at capacity and very difficult to navigate without walking over graves. Its hard to understand the massacre that occurred here.

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