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History notes and art works

An interesting place to visit. Great art work on display by a very clever artist. Some history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roma6001
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Mingenew
A must for Histoy of TL

Here is a space for people to get into the skin of the Timorese and feel that which these resilient... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
Phillipa S S
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Baucau, East Timor
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The small reading room houses memorabilia belonging to Xanana Gusmao, an influential resistance leader seeking Timor Leste's independence from Indonesia and became President and Prime Minister at various times following independence.

The reading room is the middle room with a library/craft sales room to the left and an art exhibition in the room to the right.

It is certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

This place is located in the Heart of Dili, easily accessible by taxi, foot or bike. The Xanana Gusmao Reading Room has so much to offer. From Gusmao's personal relics, local art, exhibitions (Debt of Honor at the moment), a library that is open to the public and full of eager students browsing the many books on offer, a outdoor area that people can sit, read, talk and relax, a geology exhibit showcasing dinosaurs and fossils found from Prehistoric Timor Leste, a children's area with books and games, free internet and computer access,and a audio-visual space, this place has it all. They also run many workshops and activities for the locals, including discussion groups, debates, Portuguese and English classes, and often cultural events such as dance and music at the La Jeval stage. If you are coming to Dili this is a must see, you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2018
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