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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little paradise where sun-drenched, sandy beaches dominate the landscapes would be ideal for holidaymakers to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors can have an ample opportunity to sunbathe on secluded beaches on the island a few miles away from the town center.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

A road takes you close to the base of the statue of the Pope, with a short walk up a wide set of stairs. There is a conference room where the Pope said mass (never open when I have been there)..Toilets also locked. Good views looking over the coastline back towards Christo Rei, with Tassi Tolu lakes beneath you.
A possible alternative for less able travellers who want to take in a view of Dili and surrounds.

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visited this site on a day trip around Dili. While the memorial is in some ways remarkable once again the lack of upkeep and interest makes it a disappointment. If a little more effort was poured into this location both by the church and state it can be made an interesting place to visit and perhaps meditate. There is a chapel, function room which is locked and could provide a place of reflection/refreshment to visitors. Good views are available if the bush was managed better. There are many missed opportunities here. I was however happy to see that the toilets were clean and available.

Thank alwayne56
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This was definitely a highlight of the tour, this huge statue of Pope JP II. was amazing to see. Excellent

Thank MikeStan65
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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
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This site honors and remembers a significant event in history. Good on you Pope John Paul. You made a big impact.

Thank judiemac2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Bit if a windy road and a few stairs but well worth the visit to look over the city from the statue.

Thank Michael_NT
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

It's about 100-150 steps to the statue. Steep steps. Best time would be in the morning else gets very hot. Very impressive statue.

Thank Shaa2016
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The walk to Christa Rae takes about an hour from the cafes on the beach in Metiut. The walk has stairs all the way to the top and it gives you a fantastic view of Dili Harbour. So if you are looking to exercise while you are in Dili this walk is just the thing.

Thank Davd M
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This tourist feature consists of a statue and a toilet. The toilet is the better of the two, simply because there are very few public facilities for travellers in East Timor. The size of the statue is impressive and is cleverly positioned to be visible from the statue of Christo Rei to the east of the city. Whilst an important commemoration for many Catholic Timorese nationals, the token nature of the statue to the ruling Indonesians at the time of the statue's installation is obvious because the Pope's head is way too small, in proportion to the rest of the statue.

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