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Frere Hall, Karachi

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Admire the fusion of British and sub-continent architecture built in mid 19th century at Frere Hall, known for its distinct Venetian-Gothic look and colonial heritage. The exterior's many pointed arches and ribbed vaults evoke feelings of grandiosity and mystery. The true showstopper is the Sadequain gallery's ceiling on the upper floor-- blues, reds, oranges, and yellows fill the room in intricate psychedelic patterns. The ground floor exhibits pre-Pakistani manuscripts and books, and the surrounding Jinnah garden offers an opportunity to relax in lush greenery. See Frere Hall and all Karachi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karachi vacation maker website .
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  • Visited Frere Hall on Eat Festival in 2017, beautiful architecture and well maintained lawns. The spacious place had been well utilized for setting up stalls and space for eating. My kids enjoyed the ...  more »
  • Its karachi historical place of karachi.. When you visit this place you explore the history and cultural look in this place. I say must visit this place.. along with your children..  more »
  • The ceiling is painted by Sadequain (1930 to1987) and is a modern Islamic version of The Creation and is inspired by the Creation in the Sistine Chapel. There was an exhibition of reproductions of pai...  more »
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  • Old historical and public place. There were 12 architects who came up with the proposed design for the Frere Hall and the selected one came from Lt. Col Clair Wilson whose design standout among all. The hall was inaugurated in 1865 by Samuel Mansfield. Te total cost on the construction of the Frere Hall was 180,000 at that time. The government contributed with 10,000 towards the cost while the major contribution was made by the municipality. Frere Hall is constructed in the Gothic Style (Venetian) using yellowish limestone with red and gray sandstones of Jungshai. In the exterior of the main Frere Hall are two scenic lawns which were originally named as Kin’s Lawn and the Queen’s Lawn. There is a book fair organized on Sundays in its courtyards which have become the center of attention of many bookworms in Karachi and everybody else who visit the place from some other location.
  • It's a very good place to outing with family and friends some time their management organized different types of activities for families and friends foods meals music promotion program for television shows morning shows and different types of activity. It is a good place for painting sketching art. It is a historical building to visiting for tourist local and international. It has a large number of gallery of painting and legends pictures. Thank you for learning ;)
  • Ample parking space if you visit on a normal day. Good park but the downsides are; 1. A lot of cricket teams are present even early morning so you have to watch out for them. 2. Noamusement for kids. Only 2 or 3 swings etc.
  • A Historical asset of Karachi. An iconic building which is now used for exhibitions. People visit this place for photography and spend some time in its beautiful park.
  • Frere Hall Urdu: فریئر ہال‬‎ is a building in Karachi, Pakistan that dates from the early British colonial era in Sindh. Completed in 1865, Frere Hall was originally intended to serve as Karachi's town hall and now serves as an exhibition space and library. It is considered one of Karachi's most iconic buildings

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