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“Mohatta Palace”

Mohatta Palace Museum
Ranked #3 of 98 things to do in Karachi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The palace was used as the residence of Quid-e-Azam's sister, Fatima Jinnah until her death in 1967
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Mohatta Palace is like an oasis of calm in the middle of Karachi. Once inside one is taken back by the serene atmosphere due to the spacious lawns and the pre partition building. The various exhibitions that take place both for art lovers as well as informative programs for children are a real treat.

Thank sohailisd
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"beautiful building"
in 14 reviews
"fatima jinnah"
in 13 reviews
"foreign office"
in 6 reviews
"mughal architecture"
in 6 reviews
"yellow stone"
in 5 reviews
"foreign affairs"
in 3 reviews
"large exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"her sister"
in 2 reviews
"summer resort"
in 2 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"nice architecture"
in 2 reviews
"heritage site"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"clifton area"
in 6 reviews
"art lovers"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

A serene place to visit with family in peaceful place of Clifton Karachi.Once a residential place of a Hindu person before creation of Pakistan was used as office of ministry for external affairs,it remained in use as residence of Fatima Jinnah (sister of father of the nation Quid M.A.Jinnah)).I visited the place with family & was fascinated to see the articles from Faiz Mahal Khairpur & ceremonial dress of ruler His Highness ruler of KHAIRPUR(Mir,s) STATE with royal palace furniture.Pictures of ancestors of Pir Pagara "spiritual leader of Hurs" were displayed.We viewed pictures of Lloyd Barrage Sukkur being constructed in 1920's.Pictures of Karachi at the time of British Raj & many many other objects.

Thank NizamuddinDanwer
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

One of Pakistan's foremost contemporary artists, the internationally celebrated Rashid Rana's retrospective show 'Labyrinths of Reflection' is currently hung at the Mohatta Palace Museum. It is very interesting to see these contemporary works in the Mohatta Palace, as this building was erected in 1927, and the artist's works were done from 1992 to 2012. Mohatta Palace's architecture is a blend of Hindu and Muslim (Moghul) architecture, and its beautiful doors, windows, rich ceilings and floor tiles seek the visitor's admiration while she/he contemplates Rana's 60 works. While this exhibition is not suitable for little children, but at other times the Mohatta Palace is certainly a place for all ages to visit. There is a small gift shop that offers selective handicrafts and books.

Thank Rumana
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

This gem of a building is set in its own pretty gardens. Although it was built only in the 19th century, it apparently fell into disrepair, but has now been restored. The exterior retains its former glory, but we got the impression that much of the original interior decor has been lost. the former palace is now a musuem and during our visit was hosting an intriguing and thought-provoking exhibition by Pakistani artist Rachid Rana. It was an interesting and enjoyable visit. there is a small shops selling souvenirs.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Mohatta Palace near Clifton beach in Karachi is a historical palace built by Marwari businessman as summer home in 1927. Palace is made of Jodhpur Red Stone and local yellow Gizri stone.
Fatima Jinnah sister of Mrs. Jinnah was a resident of the palace. hence it named Qasar-e-Fatima.
In the early days when Karachi was capital of Pakistan, it functioned as Foreign ministry.
Currently it is used as museum .
It is elaborate building with intricate details in the style of Mughal architecture.
The illumination of building enhances the palace at night.

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