Karachi Metropolitan Development Corporation Building


Many of the city's most architecturally interesting British Raj buildings are now used as government offices and aren't so easily accessible for sightseeing. This includes the palatial Karachi Metropolitan Development Corporation Building, which was built in 1935 to mark George V's Silver Jubilee. It incorporates pointed Oriental cupolas at its four corners and has a lofty clock tower that's also domed in the same style.

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Nearby Karachi attractions

1. National Museum of Pakistan

0.54 MILES

The display here includes a two-million-year-old Stone Age axe recovered from the Potwar Plateau and other artefacts from around Pakistan. There's an…

3. Wazir Mansion

0.85 MILES

Wazir Mansion is where Jinnah was born and brought up. The house contains a few relics related to the revered leader. Advance warning is needed to visit,…

4. Sindh High Court

0.86 MILES

Architecturally interesting is the red sandstone Sindh High Court.

6. Holy Trinity Cathedral

1.42 MILES

British spiritual needs were well served in Karachi, and its churches provide some of Karachi's finest remaining examples of British Raj architecture. The…

7. Jinnah House Museum

1.61 MILES

In Flag Staff House, this museum is beautifully maintained. You can see Jinnah and Fatima's private apartments, with period furniture and accessories -…

8. Flag Staff House

1.61 MILES

Also known as Quaid-i-Azam House, the imposing British Raj mansion Flag Staff House was once owned by Mohammed Ali Jinnah. It was built over 100 years ago…