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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  • A nice and beautiful palace where Foreign Office was housed before it shifted to Islamabad. Was not much impressed of its historical significance and interior but exterior is impressive. The building ...  more »
  • On this second visit I was able to look inside the palace as there were 3 exhibitions proposed there. The big palace offer a very suitable venue for exhibitions, this tilme someting on Pakistan mappin...  more »
  • This place is a great visit for people who like history n heritage . One of the few places left intact with good upkeep in the busy limelight of Overly populated Karachi city .  more »
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  • If you are fond of old maps of the subcontinent area, Mohatta Palace is the place to go. The Cartographic Museum has been established in an old building which in itself is worth a visit. One of the well maintained old buildings in Karachi. The cartography museum is very nice and has a good collection of old maps of Sub-Continent. There is a nice gift shop with lot of hand made items available in reasonable price.
  • What a superb place to visit. The building is very historical and very brilliantly managed by the trustee board. Mohatta Palace is very well maintained and staff is very cooperative. You can spot peacocks and another specie of bird strolling in right garden. You can also buy souvenirs from the shop at the end of your visit. There's also a small canteen from where you can have tea or snacks etc.
  • Beautifull place to visit alone or with family. Entry is free from kids under 12. Adults pay a nominal fee of Rs 30. The place is owned by the Government of Pakistan but maintained by a trust which is maintaining this place in a very good manner. There are number of exhibitions going on including on maps; Kashmir and clothes of Pakistan. Must see place when you are visiting Karachi.
  • It has a very rich historical back ground. Those interested in the history of Sind prior to the division of India would relish in listening to or reading about its past
  • Love the atmosphere of this place... Lots of history and culture

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