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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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  • Frere Hall is a two-story English colonial building dating back to the 19th century. It is located within a park, in a quiet area of the city. The palace is in neo-Gothic style of dull ochre yellow, a recurring shade in the palaces of Karachi, with the red roof. The palace is imposing but light, thanks in part to the sequence of high ogiva windows with white contours of the upper floor; downstairs there are arches with gray decorations. In the park the newlyweds come to take photographs and organize events with catering; when we were last Friday they were setting up. Visitors enter directly to the upper floor of the palace, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Karachi. There is an exhibition of paintings by Pakistani artists. The most important of them is Sadiquain, a 20th century artist born in India in 1930 but died in Karachi in 1987; a portion of the paintings is sadly stacked on the ground. To observe the frescoed ceiling.
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  • The architectural harmony of the building is impressive, was built in 1865 and is currently one of Karachi's most representative historical legacy buildings. On the first floor, it houses a large collection of books and on the second floor, paintings by Sadequain, an important Pakistani painter and Islamic calligraphy artist. The cool building, painted down with diverse samples of calligraphy is beautiful and impressive. Unfortunately, it could not be completed as Sadequain died before completing it. On the second floor there are works by this artist and other contemporaries. The outdoor gardens are quite attractive. ----- Wonderful place to admire Pakistan's colonial legacy, built in 1865. It has a library and very interesting art gallery in the second floor that features art pieces by Sadequain, a very representative Pakistani artist, and other contemporary as well. I also started to paint the celeings, unfortunately, I passed away before I could finish. It is a must visit in Karachi.
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  • Great Architecture, awesome place to visit again. A masterpiece of the city. It's oneof the beautifully maintained walking grounds in the city, it is worth making a stop if you have not seen it before. I grew up in Karachi but never visited before so it was definitely a delightful experience.
  • This place has historic because of structure build in brain era when they ruled the region of subcontinent. And now it is maintained and made it a public park where people come with families and enjoy the peaceful environment here. It has one of the attractive picnic points in Karachi city of Pakistan
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