Culture of Karachi. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

In the past, Karachi was the capital of Pakistan. As it was also a large seaport, the city was always prosperous. In Karachi, there are many ancient architectural landmarks that tourists should definitely visit. Masjid e Tooba or Tooba Mosque is one of the main symbols of the city. It is an incredibly beautiful building made of white marble that stands 70 meters above the roadway. It is not the largest mosque in Pakistan, but the building itself and adjacent terraces can provide space for more than ten thousand prayers! Some sources also claim that Masjid e Tooba is the largest single dome mosque in the world.
In search of a suitable place for recreation with children in Karachi, it is worth paying attention to the entertainment center Dreamworld. It is a large modern complex on the coast with a … Open
Karachi is also the location of one of the nation’s symbols – the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah that was built in the second half of the previous century. The complex includes a large building and a wonderful park surrounding it. The park occupies an area of more than fifty hectares. Near the mausoleum, there are tombs of the first prime minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan and Jinnah’s daughter, Fatima. Numerous travelers from different regions of Pakistan come to Karachi in order to visit the last resort of the country’s first president. It is quite interesting to see the change of guard at the mausoleum, explore the interesting architecture of this place, stroll in the gorgeous park, and look at the giant chandelier that is a gift from the People’s Republic of China.
Even though Islam is the dominant religion in the region, there are churches and temples of other religions in Karachi, such as Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Church of St Andrew. The cathedral was built in the middle of the 19th century. For many years, the landmark was used as a lighthouse. The Church of St Andrew was built approximately at the same time. It is a wonderful example of Indian-English architecture in the Gothic style. In Karachi, there is also a sacred place of more unusual Zoroastrianism. This is the so-called Tower of Silence. In the past, bodies of dead people were left in this tower in the open air. Copyright
The national cuisine of Pakistan combines peculiarities of Arabian and Indian cuisines, so pastries, dried fruit, and meat dishes with various spices are the core dishes in the region. … Open
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is one more center of Christianity in Karachi. It is also the residence of Roman Catholic archdiocese. The church is a wonderful example of the neo-gothic style. Tourists will notice sharp turrets of the building when it is yet far away from them. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is recognized as the oldest Christian church in Pakistan. In the inner yard of the gorgeous landmark, there is a magnificent garden with fountains, summerhouse s, and benches. It is an ideal place to relax and hide from the scorching heat. Not far from the church, there is another popular landmark, Empress Market that is a wonderful place to shop souvenirs.
The Mohatta Palace is one more “must visit” tourist destination in Karachi. The fabulous building was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, it was a summer residence of businessman Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta. The palace is a big place – its total area is roughly 2,000 square meters. Tourists can attend interesting excursions and see the elegant architecture of the landmark in detail, admire exceptional luxury of décor, enjoy a marvelous panorama of the city from the palace’s balconies, and explore underground tunnels that Mohatta built to make sure that his wife could move around safely.
Karachi is a city with a very interesting history that is full of events. It was the capital of independent Pakistan and lost this title only in the second half of the previous century. … Open
Karachi Municipal Corporation Building is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in Karachi. An interesting fact – it took more than 30 years to build it. The building works started in 1895, and the official opening of the Municipal Corporation Building took place only on January 7, 1932. The fabulous design of the building is one of its major eye-catching details. Made in Baroque style, the building has grandiose cupolas, a tall tower with a clock, Doric columns, and an elegant terrace at the west wing. When it is getting dark, fabulous illumination makes the building even more attractive.
The round faith As Karachi is an important seaport, its history is full of numerous events that had a great impact on the development of the country. Pakistan Maritime Museum will tell you the interesting history of the city and the country in general. The complex consists of several galleries and halls that occupy an area of 30 hectares. The exhibition includes traditional items, such as sculptures, bas-reliefs, and images, and has a collection dedicated to modern technologies, such as new onboard digital computers. At the museum, visitors can also see Pakistan Navy's Minesweeper ship, PNS Hangor submarine, and Breguet Atlantic airplane.
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Iconic cultural sights of Pakistan

The fortress of Derawar is located away from the tourist trails in the Cholistan Desert. Forty-majestic towers with a height of thirty meters form a powerful defensive structure. The masonry of dried bricks reproduces the Eastern ornament. The fortress was built in the Middle Ages. It served as a reliable shelter. But it was destroyed as a result of numerous wars. A powerful fortification was restored in the XVIII century. This is one of the most impressive sights in Pakistan today. A marble mosque of incredible beauty is located on the territory of the Fort. The fortress is private property. Only high-ranking officials, politicians, or local elites could get here for a long time. Although the Fort is open to tourists today, it can only be visited by special permission. … Open
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Public palaces near Karachi
♥   Palace 'Mohatta Palace' , 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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