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Frere Hall

Address: | Cantt, Karachi, Pakistan
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Type: Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources, Museums
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Type: Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources, Museums

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Karachi, Pakistan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's a beautiful place located at a stone's throw form my house. So on most weekends I take my kiddies to Frere Hall. The structure is really amazing and besides the huge sprawling lawns and tracks. Kids can play in the lawns and one can jog on the tracks. There's lots of hawkers selling Ice Crea, Gol Gappay and other... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Frere hall is a beautiful structure that was unfortunately closed for many years (it's proximity to the US consulate was considered a security risk) and reopened only 2-3 years ago (2011). I saw an excellent contemporary mixed media art exhibit there that gave me an idea of how diverse the Pakistani art scene really is. They host exhibitions and readings... More 

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Karachi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been and a continues weekend visitor at the historic Frere Hall. Not only because I am in love with British history and of British architecture, but the Hall now also posses a weekly book bazaar in its shadows. Along with buying some of my favorite books, I also happen to sit down and relax awhile in the Queens... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Frere Hall is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Karachi. You would enjoy your time regardless of time. I had been to this beautiful park so many times that I can't remember the number, I would go again if I am in Karachi.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
58 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Been there a few times ! A very beautiful place ! Magnificent architecture ! Takes you back to British Karachi !

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Karachi, Pakistan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Frere Hall is most beautiful place in Karachi. It includes a library and a park. you can enjoy your evenings in Frere Hall's park and admiring British Raj's gift to South Asia.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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399 reviews 399 reviews
114 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Frere Hall is a Gothic structure with nice open gardens. It is open to the public. The city allowed Karachi restaurants to stage a Food Festival. There were at least over 50 stalls that offered live cooking and fresh food for a reasonable price. Liked: Real people could taste the food served by up-market restaurants, albeit smaller portions to match... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

by a distance, this is the most scenic building in the city. A colonial 19th century classic that pays homage to the victorian style of architecture. It is situated opposite to the Marriot Hotel. This whole area along with Saddar was the city centre in british times so there are alot of other colonial buildings in the vicinity. The building... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Frere Hall is one of the most beautiful and historical building in Karachi, Pakistan. There is a Library at ground floor and Sadequain art gallery at first floor. I feel this building should be converted into a National institute of Culture and Art. This place is also famous due to a mural, known as Al-Arzo Samawat, painted by the renowned... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A beatiful place to be for a while in Karachi, The building has its own character and the surrounding park offers quite moments to ponder, There is an art gallery on top floor and also a monument from the British times beside it.

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