Frere Hall
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Safia J
Fort Worth, TX11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Frere Hall is a must see! It's a combination of museum, art, and history. Exhibits change and it's a great learning experience. The iconic site needs more upkeeping. When you walk through the exhibit hall, look up to see an unfinished master piece (I'll spare the details for your visit).
Written 20 October 2020
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CallMeBootsie
New York City, NY5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The addition of lights in 2022 livened up the park. There is a free public restroom at the side of the park closest to the Sindh Club. On Sundays there is a good book fair near the entrance to the hall. Policemen are located at the entrance to the main building until 11 pm each day.
Written 17 November 2022
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spc354
Clarks Summit, PA591 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Nice building. Once served as a Town Hall for Karachi. Now houses a library and museum. Visited in the morning and it was OK. Came back during the night, and ambiance was different. Nice wind blowing. Lot of families and couples milling around. Nearby hi-rises including the Marriott add to the experience. Entrance is free during the day bit a parking fee is collected in the vening.
Written 5 June 2022
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SalimM
London, UK1,913 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This was across the Marriott we were staying. The park itself gets busy in the evening but you have to watch out or you will get scammed. The building was built by the Brits and has museum of sorts. Like with everything in Pakistan nothing is maintained. Would no have wasted time if it was not across for our hotel.
Written 17 April 2022
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bitterntraveller
bittern562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
In the midst of renovating this hall I was lucky enough to be given a guided tour through the hall. The art work on display was very good and the fresco in the roof which I had come to see was well worth coming for. Once this place is renovated it will be fabulous
Written 20 March 2024
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faixy raj
Islamabad, Pakistan2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Me and friends mostly go there for photoshoot before a years... but now days this place is tiktokers world.
and 2nd u must be clean your stomach at home because there are 2 washroom and very dirty. no cleaning.. 3rd be aware from theifs.. mtlb k choor. Ok
Written 29 October 2020
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hasan_matloob83
Karachi, Pakistan33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
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 is accompanied by gardens that surround it. The hall is now home to the famous Sadeqein's gallery. The place is frequently used for book fairs as it somewhat symbolizes culture and art. There is a fountain near the building and if you see closely, you will notice famous greek gods zeus, appollo and dionysus crafted on it. Why were they crafted? was the fountain made at the time of the hall or later? There are no answers to these mysteries. There is no info available or written anywhere near the foundation that answers these queries. So with all its beauty, colonial heritage and fascinating mysteries, it truly is a place worth the visit in the city of lights.
Written 1 January 2014
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Posts2013
Karachi, Pakistan217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
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 legendary artist "Sadequain", which is a master piece and a milestone of art on the inside roof of Frere hall. sadequain Art Gallery has always been the central point of lovers of art from all over the world. I, myself, had an opportunity to see Sadequain doing his work of art in the Frere Hall in 1986.
Written 25 September 2013
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Jamal Panhwar
Karachi, Pakistan50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
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.
Written 22 August 2013
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msusmani
Mississauga, Canada74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
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 very imaginative color scheme and paintings to go with it. It's been neglected over the years, but yet a sight to behold!
Written 9 August 2013
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