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Frere Hall

| Cantt, Karachi, Pakistan (City Railway Colony)
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Ranked #5 of 62 attractions in Karachi
Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Art Galleries
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Zurich, Switzerland
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217 reviews 217 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Nestled between gardens Frere Hall is a colonial monument. Its claim to fame is that the rules of Badminton were written here in 1800s. Another claim to fame is the unfinished ceiling by Sadequain, the master painter. Its a sight to behold. One of the finest pieces of Calligraphy that you can ever hope to see in the world with... More

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Karachi
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is rather nice building but picture of neglect. With a little bit of caring it can be rejuvenated. But a nice historical place for colonial architecture lovers. The ceiling inside the building was being done by a very famous artist who passed very unfortunately without finishing it. i love to go there because the surrounding grounds are very grand... More

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Karachi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

yes, it was a good place to visit. i went there with my cousin last year when she came to Pakistan. thank God it is still in a good condition ! places don't really attract me much but Frere hall certainly did ! i very much liked it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This building has few great elements like Sadequain art work, great Library and amazing atmosphere. Worth going there.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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112 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It is located between Abdullah Haroon road and Fatima Jinnah road, surrounded by two big lush green lawns / garden. Frere hall is one of the many remnant buildings of the Birtish colonial era that still exits in the city of lights - Karachi. Its a beautiful structure that was built during the days of British Raj and to pay... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I went there with my two kids and they enjoyed a lot in nice clean garden. We watched 100s of pigeons feeding near the fountain and eagles wandering on the sky looking for someone to through something to them. Sadequain gallery is another attraction. Luckily there was a kids book fair inside the Frere Hall and we bought really good... More

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