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Certainly worth a visit

The old Portuguese prison is located right on the beach and is very easy to find. The remains of 4... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
TripMember07162015
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Brisbane, Australia
Very original

Much of the ruins remain as when the Portuguese left in 1939. It is now recognized as an important... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
IreneYLWat
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The old Portuguese prison is located right on the beach and is very easy to find. The remains of 4 buildings remain with signs depicting past events are on display, however, most of the English words have faded.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Much of the ruins remain as when the Portuguese left in 1939. It is now recognized as an important historical landmark and is undergoing preservation work. Very serene settings

Thank IreneYLWat
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Easily accessible on the road to Liquica. Informative information boards that give an insight into Portuguese Colonisation. Beautiful old architecture and fascinating to see how local materials were used in the building. Provides for a nice opportunity to stretch your legs a little and learn...More

Thank bryanr0ss
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I passed it by accidents and stopped for a few pics. A guide came to show me around but i was not up for it. However if you are into old buildings and interested in seeing it from close then you will be not disappointed....More

Thank CoCoDives
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is more of a ruin. It's near the ocean and it's a nice place to walk around. A herd of goats was living in it. They were cute.

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was an amazing find, located right on the main road, easy to get to and find. What was most amazing is that the state has done a great job making it accessible. The history was given on large information kiosk done in multiple languages,...More

Thank athenagraeme
Reviewed 30 April 2017

a lovely way to read and understand some of the history of this island. HTis place is well kept and worth a visit

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This plce is just on the road from Dili to Liquica. Doesnt look like much and the english signs have faded and hard to read but you can just about. Tells the story of how portugese prisoners were shipped here from other colonies, tortured and...More

2  Thank haysinarabia
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Nice historical place in Liquiça Timor-Leste. Built by the Portuguese in the 1700s, later used as prison for political prisoners from Portugal and other portuguese colonies. Located approximately 40 minutes westward from Dili. The road construction is almost complete, when completed it should take only...More

1  Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 9 April 2016

From Dili city, takes 1 hour drive along the great north coast road. This Aipelo Prison ruins are presented as an open air museum with information about the history and personal stories. The complex has an old wall around it with a gate on the...More

Thank Raditz K
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