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Frere Hall, Karachi
(4.2/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Frere Hall by using our Karachi trip itinerary maker.
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  • I was there Sunday and got to the book fair, pretty interesting. And the building itself is cool, with traces of former British greatness.
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  • Considering it's history, was inspired to visit the hall. But sad to see that such a beautiful piece of architecture had been abandoned, lying vacant n closed hence not being maintained too. Only outs...  more »
  • The Frere hall is a great place to relax and explore and the architecture is one of Karachi's finest and oldest. BUT, what this place is really well known for these days is for being the place where f...  more »
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  • My jigEr was iN there.. He loves his place. THnQyeW Frere Hall Team
  • A historically significant monument with a decidedly different architecture. Do try to go in and see the unfinished ceiling mural and the art gallery! Book stalls every Sunday, and several events throughout the year
  • Angraiz ki baaqiaat.... Sundays book stall is rubbish
  • Lovely colonial heritage site, massive public attraction, sitting in the heart of the city, surrounded by 5 Star hotels and high profile sites (embassies, consulates) but not maintained as it should have been considering the events it hosts and the attention it deserves (an absolute common nonsense with anything Karachi and Sindh govt related)
  • Peacefull and better place tovisit with family, very suitable for photography