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A popular place for festivals

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
30mirza
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Karachi, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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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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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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Thank rushdaamjad
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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Thank RehanFaiyaz
Karachi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Nice place for having a early morning walk or evening walk, its got a well maintained grass & plants. Frere Hall its self is like a Museum and has a history of its self. The moon rock was displayed after Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on moon and bring back moon rock.

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Thank EhsanMohsen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you are art or history lover you should visit this place. It has a beauuuutiful roof painting of sadiquain caligraphy (which is un-complete). But its a must thing to see. I go there often. On Every visit I enjoy it

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