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10 most beautiful architecture of Pakistan

Architecture of any country is the reflection of its civilization. In Pakistan, we also have some phenomenal buildings that have become the landmarks of the country.

1. Mohatta Palace

Mohatta Palace – Karachi

The combination of pink stone from Jodhpur and yellow stone from Gizri makes Mohatta Palace one of the most unique building of Karachi. Mohatta Palace is also one of the oldest buildings of the city. The aesthetic style of Indo-Pak revival architecture was built by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, a Rajithani businessman in 1927. After partition Quaid-e-Azam’s sister Fatima Jinnah moved here and in 1995 it was converted into a Museum by Government of Sindh.

2. Badshahi Mosque

Badshahi Mosque – Lahore

The historical mosque was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1673 in Lahore. It is the landmark of Lahore which attracts the tourist for its Mughal architecture.

3. Islamia College 

Islamia College – Peshawar

Islamia Collage the powerhouse of Muslim students during Pakistan Movement is located in Peshawar. This beautiful building of rich architecture and history was established by Nawab Sahabzada Abdul Qayyum and Sir George Roos Kepel in 1913. This building is also famous for its serene ambiance.

4. Aga Khan University and Hospital  

Aga Khan University and Hospital - Karachi

Aga Khan University and Hospital – Karachi

The Aga Khan University Hospital is another beautiful building of Pakistan. This building that heals is designed by Payette Associates. The building was completed in 1985 and it is a marvel of traditional Indo-Persian and Mughal architecture.

5. Faisal Mosque 

Faisal Mosque – Islamabad

Faisal Mosque of Islamabad completed in 1986 is one of the most beautiful and national mosque of Pakistan. The construction of the mosque started in 1966, when King Faisal of Saudi Arabia supported the Pakistani government’s initiative to build a national mosque. The mosque was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay.

6. Pakistan Monument

Pakistan Monument – Islamabad

The construction of Pakistan monument started in 2004 and it took three years to be completed.  This monument is a symbolic representation of four province of the country. The national monument is located in Shakarparian.  The structure comprises of four metals that are embellished with murals.

7. Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum 

Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum – Karachi

The mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan is without any doubts, the most aesthetic architecture of the country. Mazar-e-Quaid is the last resting place of Quaid-e-Azam situated in Karachi and a true iconic representation of the city of lights. This mausoleum made of white marbles was designed by famous architect by Yahya Merchant.

8. Minar-e-Pakistan

Minar-e-Pakistan – Lahore

Minar-e-Pakistan is the most famous public monument of Pakistan located in Iqbal Park Lahore. The construction of Mine-e-Pakistan started in 1960 and took eight years to be completed. The Minar has a significant historical background as the Pakistan Resolution was passed at this place in 1940.The tower was designed by an architect from Dagestan Nasreen Murat Khan.

9. Habib Bank Plaza 

Habib Bank Plaza – Karachi

Habib Bank Plaza once the tallest building of Pakistan was established in 1963. The fine architecture of the building was designed by a famous international architecture Leo A Daly.

10. The Centaurus 

The Centaurus – Islamabad

The Centaurus is a mixed real estate development in Islamabad. It is the finest architecture no doubt comprises three skyscrapers that have shopping mall, residential apartments, corporate offices and 5-star hotel. The building is designed by a British architectural firm WS Atkins and the interior of residential apartments and Malls has been designed by Turkish firm ODEION.

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