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Dili's Motael Church, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 24 August 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.

Thank MikeStan65
Reviewed 21 June 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.

Thank Envho74
Reviewed 16 June 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

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 12 May 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 18 April 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 OxanaB7
Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

Thank judiemac2018
Reviewed 4 February 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

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Janelle N
8 September 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