Palácio de Lahane

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Palácio de Lahane

Palácio de Lahane (Lahane Palace) is an historic building in East Timor.
It was once the residence of the Portuguese governors of Portuguese Timor, including Governor Afonso de Castro (1859 to 1861 and from 1862 to 1863).[1] It was located a mile south of the center of the colonial capital of Dili in the mountains.
The residence is now a one-story, pink-colored building with octagonal towers at each corner. The building was restored after being burned in the wave of violence by the Indonesian occupation to the independence referendum in East Timor in 1999. At that time, only the walls were left standing. In addition, the interior walls were removed to create a banquet hall for formal occasions. The towers of the palace were seen in a film in 1954. The palace is now a notable venue for award ceremonies.[2]
References[edit]

^ Rocha, Carlos Vieira da (1994). Timor: a ocupação japonesa durante a Segunda Guerra mundial. Sociedade Histórica da Independência de Portugal. p. 18. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
^ “Timor-Leste underwater photo competition results announced”. Wet Pixel. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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Coordinates: 8°34′27″S 125°35′4″E / 8.57417°S 125.58444°E / -8.57417; 125.58444

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