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Dili's Motael Church, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a little odd to rate a visit to a cemetery as a highlight but given the central important role of the massacre that occurred here such a rating is fully justified. It is pleasant, peaceful, colorful and tranquil but go with a local...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 470trevorl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course this cemetary is a very sad place. There was a massacre and you see many small childrens' graves. But it also is very colourful and beautiful. It was impressive and I would recommend everyone to visit this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Candycrab
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We visited this with victims of the protese, some who had been shot, imprsioned and tortured. That the Australian Government allowed this to happen with no consequence was a sad reflection of their true values.Worthy of a reflective visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bustermov
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We learned of the massacre of 300+ of the local people who marched to this place, during the Independence struggles from Indonesia

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sara C
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place with a history tour guide- a young woman from JDN - a youth organisation. Santa Cruz cemetery has much history, but most famous is the massacre of 200 student attending the memorial service for student protester Sebastian Gomes in November 1991....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave P
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Interesting Cemetery, this was the place where the massacre, teens and people were buried. It was an interesting place to visit if not confornting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

This visit was part of a the tour I did with Timor Adventures and I can not speak highly enough of the company and its guides.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Envho74
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Well worth either researching a little before going or taking a guided tour from some local uni students to get the full importance of visiting this place. .the tour we went on encompassed many important sites and was well worth the knowledge .the students talked...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed May 12, 2018

The cemetery is a must visit whilst in Dili. Our Timorese guide quickly took us to the grave of Sebastion Gomez who was shot by Indonesian militia and told us of the tragic tale of over 200 mainly young Timorese who were also shot by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Every Timorese is eager to tell about the history of their country, massacre from Indonesia and very special time that has set up a scar in each family. The cemetery is really worth visiting to understand the history and culture of this beautiful country, as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Janelle N
September 8, 2018|
Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
JDN YOUTH development . This amazing youth organisation run 3 hour history tours of 6-8 significant history sites in Dili. $22. Well worth it . Google jdntimorleste