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Address: | Cantt, Karachi, Pakistan
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Well worth a visit

Despite having lived in Pakistan for 14 years in the 80s and 90s, I had never seen the inside of Frere Hall before. It is very interesting and the highlight is the ceiling mural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruth H
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a Pakistani aren't lover and the entrance is free, the park it self is very relaxing but the outside of the building is too run down and no place to sit besides a lot of dogs and pigeon poo!

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Thank mobydick51
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite having lived in Pakistan for 14 years in the 80s and 90s, I had never seen the inside of Frere Hall before. It is very interesting and the highlight is the ceiling mural 'Earth and the Heaven' painted by the Pakistani artist Sadequain. Fantastic. Sadly it is unfinished, but well worth a visit. The gardens are lovely too.

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Thank Ruth H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

lovely historical building surrounded by beautiful garden. was sad to see that it has not been maintained as its so nice from inside. I was mesmerised by the art gallery upstairs which is home to Sadequians incomplete mural that was not completed due to his death. It is a stunning price of work on the ceiling - definitely worth a... More 

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Thank Sana T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

its in the centre of karachi,frere hall is a building from english era,if its open to see from inside then its very good,otherwise its gardens are what its available for public,definately worth a go if you are staying in city centre

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Thank alamUk
Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Frere Hall along with a huge garden. Many gatherings and art shows happen here. There is an old library and art gallery here which is of significant value. If you would like to go and visit a garden and live in cantt area then this place is the best for you with some artistic value in it :)

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Thank justmuneeb
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Located opp Marriott Hotel and old US Consulate. Built in 1865 in honor of Sir Batley Frere, this majestic Hall is constructed in a Gothic/Venetian style. During the Colonial days it used to serve as a center for the cultural elite of Karachi, holding regular socio-cultural activities. Today, Frere Hall contains a large public library, the Liaquat National Library, which... More 

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Thank Ali V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Frere Hall Building and garden is one of the old buildings in Karachi.It compromise of an old library and Art Gallery. Its art gallery ceiling was painted by famous artist Sadiqain. People interested in old Brirish times architecture or in paintings should definitely pay this place a visit.it is located in heart of city near clifton bridge and Marriott hotel.

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Thank Sameen S
Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is very beautiful place with huge garden to relax in the evening. It is in the one of best areas of Karachi. Marriott hotel is just opposite across the Abdullah Haroon Road. A good Gallary insides the building. Mostly important cultural events are held in its park.

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Thank rafiuddin53
Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The library has very old newspapers and the Sadquian museum is excellent. The roof painted by Sadequain is a must see. The gardens are also very well maintained.

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Thank ZahraFChinoy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

this is old building of colonial days. well maintained. art is displayed. it has sadequen arts gallery

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