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Dili's Motael Church, Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only famous for the massacre, which there is no information about, so take a guide with you. How ever there are some interesting graves

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RicMorgan
Reviewed 28 January 2019

The cemetery stands as a monument to the slaughter of Timor protestors by Indonesian security forces. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andrewlef
Reviewed 20 January 2019 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 7 January 2019

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 20 September 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 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sara C
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Andrew M
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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