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Frere Hall, Karachi

#3 of 10 in Museums in Karachi
Architectural Building · Traveler Resource
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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  • Such a beautiful building with rich history. There is so much to discover in Karachi and Pakistan - its underrated!  more »
  • Frere hall was a fun place to be around. Every Sunday the book stalls were setup there and became the reason for me to go. There are often art exhibitions in the hall and the building itself is...  more »
  • Nice refreshing, peaceful place in the centre of city. My kids like to play and ride cycles here on Sundays. For book lovers Every Sunday they set some book stalls to offer you quality books at reasonable price.
  • Iconic building in Karachi made during British rule over the subcontinent. It was erected in October 1865, and was built to serve as town hall for the city. However it’s now used as library and exhibition space. The open space veranda is also used for official services and dinners. The building is surrounded by lawns and gardens that make it refreshing for the visitors.

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