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Cemetery of Santa Cruz

Dili's Motael Church, Dili, East Timor
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“buried here” (3 reviews)
“east timor” (8 reviews)
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Dili's Motael Church, Dili, East Timor
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"buried here"
in 3 reviews
"east timor"
in 8 reviews
"resistance museum"
in 5 reviews
"across the road"
in 3 reviews
"local guide"
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"young people"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful country"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"massacre"
in 30 reviews
"gomez"
in 9 reviews
"homes"
in 7 reviews
"independence"
in 12 reviews
"history"
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"funeral"
in 4 reviews
"gravestones"
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"protest"
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"occupation"
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Envho74
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Andrew M
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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

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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

Thank Oxana B
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Such a credit to the Timorese people, to keep devoted faith in the place of a devastating and heartbreaking event.

Thank judiemac2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Santa Cruz cemetery presents the ornately beautiful graves that the Timorese are famous for. In that sense, one could easily spend an hour or more examining the graveyard. But there's also an over-riding sense of sadness (and also outrage) that this was the scene of...More

Thank tmuller25
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Over 230 young people were massacred by Indonesian Militia near here, those that were left injured were taken to the hospital where the Indonesians murdered those as well. Reviewing the names and ages of those buried here made my skin crawl, such a senseless waste.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

"If you want to know how people live, visit the place where they bury their dead." This is so true. Our guide from Timor Adventures brought us here, and it is very impressive to see the ornate graves. Very, very Portuguese.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

This place does not have a lot of signs or things for tourists but it is heart and soul of Dili. Real people are buried here. People who lost their lives, but most important you appreciate the site for its significance to the Santa Cruz...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Good place for a stroll when it is not too hot (no shade). Also visit nearby Indonesian cemetry for a complete different style

Thank Henkk58
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