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One of the oldest structure still standing tall

One of the very old structure of Karachi (approx 150 yrs old) where quite a few national & international events are held. The ground looks very neat & properly maintained for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RSarkari6
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the very old structure of Karachi (approx 150 yrs old) where quite a few national & international events are held. The ground looks very neat & properly maintained for public to rest & unwind...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden surrounding the solo building are maintained suitably but could be improved . The main sightseeing is the inside of the hall where there is a ceiling painted by the famous painter Sadiq ein. The other paintings are by other artists....try to visit after the white visitors as sadly the paintings collection is quite beautiful and different .... Thankfully... More 

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Thank Avzappoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Considering it's history, was inspired to visit the hall. But sad to see that such a beautiful piece of architecture had been abandoned, lying vacant n closed hence not being maintained too. Only outside can be seen. May be deleted from attractions, please.

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Thank Zaffar S
Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Frere hall is a great place to relax and explore and the architecture is one of Karachi's finest and oldest. BUT, what this place is really well known for these days is for being the place where festivals are held. Karachi Eat has been held here for the past few years which results in a huge crowd that arrives... More 

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Thank 30mirza
Almhult, Sweden
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Disappointed to see how this beautiful building is falling apart. Its an library but not taken care of at all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Good palace with Calligraphic Art of Sadquain on display. Has nice park surrounding it. Is opposite to Marriott hotel.

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Thank Bader Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to sit , grounds well maintained. Evening we went they were setting up on the lawn for a wedding. It's privately funded so they do private events. Have a nice art gallery with Pakistani artists. Gorgeous ceiling in one of the halls remains unfinished due to artists death. Very famous artist, sadequain . Soooooo many teenagers crawling the... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Went with my friends and family to this food event celebrated at frere hall . It is beautiful and is very wel maintained .

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

On Sunday, book sellers set up their stalls at the rear of the Frere Hall parking area. Its a great place to browse, buy second hand books, and you can even ask the book seller the name of a book you want which he will try and get for you the following week he is there. Prices are not marked... More 

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Karachi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Frere Hall is one of the very old and beautiful remnant buildings of the British Colonial era that still exist in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Being a resident of Karachi i always take my guests from abroad to see this marvelous piece of British architecture, now turned into an art gallery of 'Sadequain' the famous artist of Pakistan.

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