Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi

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Appreciate the luxurious architecture of Mohatta Palace Museum, acquaint yourself with the country’s culture, and pore through some fascinating exhibitions. Devoted to the arts of Pakistan, the exterior of the museum features stonework depicting flowers, peacocks, and other adornments. The mansion was built by the Mohatta family in the 1920s as a summer house, and remains notable for its beautiful gardens, which surround the main palace building, which consists of a basement, ground floor, and first floor. Long corridors, terraces, and double doors add to the palace's overall luxurious style. Plan your visit to Mohatta Palace Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Karachi trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Its a beautiful palace well preserved from before the partition times. The interior and exterior are both jaw dropping beautiful.  more »
  • Mohatta Palace Museum is a very old building (about 90 years old) turned into a museum. Built with pink stones, it outlines Neo-Mughal architecture. I visited it with my uncle in November. There is a ...  more »
  • This is now a museum in the former house of the Founder of Pakistan, It has a very interesting collection of documents and photos of the past. It has two stories with usually an art exhibit on the top...  more »
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  • This palace was built for a Hindu Princess who needed the fresh air from sea due to some disease. After the portion the palace came under the supervision of Government of Pakistan. After a lot of ups and downs with the place , it was finally converted into a museum where antiques and articles relating to Modern Art are displayed. Some day that the soul of the dead princess visits the place in night and can be heard walking in the corridors. The place is not much renowned but its good to visit at holidays.
  • Awesome experience... Loved everything about it... Must visit for geeks... A spectacular display of evolution of mapping such a Testament to the human efforts to map and conquer space and other fields of life.
  • A beautiful palace restored in gorgeous manner. This place holds a special importance being residence of Fatima Jinnah. Exhibitions are held here on various themes. The current one related to mapping and cartography has original maps and paintings from private collectors.
  • beautiful place which is under the sindh government....well mentain ..and related with the history The Mohatta Palace Museum : موہٹہ پیلس‎) is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It was built in the posh seaside locale of Cliftonby Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, a HinduMarwari businessman from modern day Rajasthan in India, in 1927, as his summer home. The architect of the palace was Agha Ahmed Hussain. However, Mohatta could enjoy this building for only about two decades before independence, after which he left Karachi for India. He built the Palace in the tradition of stone palaces in Rajasthan, using pink Jodhpur stone in combination with the local yellow stone from Gizri. The amalgam gave the palace a distinctive presence in an elegant neighbourhood,.
  • Great location. Beautiful and historical building. So many interesting artwork displayed inside. Cooperative staff.

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