Merewether Clock Tower, Karachi

Merewether Clock Tower, Karachi (must see)

Merewether Clock Tower or Merewether Tower was raised by public subscription as a memorial for Sir William L. Merewether, who served as “Commissioner-in-Sindh” from 1867 to 1877. The Tower stands on a base of 44 feet square and rises to a height of 102 feet. It is designed in the Gothic Revival style popular in Victorian England, to evoke the architecture of Medieval England. The structure is built in buff colored Gizristone and shows a heightened sensitivity to detailing and emphasis on carving and decoration. The architecture takes the form of an Eleanor cross.

Eleanor crosses were a series of 12 monuments erected in England by King Edward I between 1291 and 1294, in memory of his wife, Eleanor of Castile. Three of the original Eleanor Crosses still exist in England. Many similar neo-Gothic style structures were built in Victorian England, and impressive clock towers are found all over Pakistan.
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Merewether Clock Tower on Map

Sight Name: Merewether Clock Tower
Sight Location: Karachi, Pakistan (See walking tours in Karachi)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Karachi, Pakistan

Create Your Own Walk in Karachi

Create Your Own Walk in Karachi

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Shopping in Saddar

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Karachi Downtown Walking Tour

Karachi Downtown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles