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Address: | Cantt, Karachi, Pakistan

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Beautiful library

This was an incredible place to go see, one of the few tourist attractions in Karachi worth going to. The building itself is a library with a little art exhibit at the top. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Adeel Z
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was an incredible place to go see, one of the few tourist attractions in Karachi worth going to. The building itself is a library with a little art exhibit at the top. It is a beautiful building with all sorts of old books. It is a bit poorly maintained but they were doing work on it. There is also... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The building was beautiful! Other than that there was nothing special. For security reasons I wasn't allowed to enjoy the other activities nearby like eating or enjoying the lawn.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There's nothing too special about the surrounding park, but the building is a 19th century classic. Be advised that the building is not open on weekends.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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99 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
71 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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117 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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