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St. John's Church

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Address: Council House St, Kolkata, India
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A peek into history of English Kolkata

No better a place to understand the British in Kolkata. Job Charnock, the founder of the city, lays in rest here. Its more than 3 centuries old. It has many other tombs also. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church and extensive grounds are well maintained. The garden has a monument to the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta with the names of the men who perished therein.

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No better a place to understand the British in Kolkata. Job Charnock, the founder of the city, lays in rest here. Its more than 3 centuries old. It has many other tombs also. The place was originally a mausoleum where many British lay in rest. The Church has a re-creation of the painting-Last Supper. It also has several tablets devoted... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

more of a historical place in addition to an church , we found ground more interesting , all about history, with burial places monuments of several British men women who were part of a team who happen to travel to India and gradually own it as part of their service to King and country. Amongst them a black hole monument... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the beautiful church in Kolkata city. Big prayer hall is here. This place attractive for people.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting church to visit. Inside plain white and we were told modelled on St Martins in the Field, London. Inside amongst the many memorail plaques noticed one dedicated to the grandson of Oliver Cromwell. In the graveyard outside there is the Black Hole of Callcutta Memorial, moved here may years ago along with many other interesting colonial memorials.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It's known as Pathure Girja by locals, originally a cathedral located on Council house Street near Raj Bhavan. Neoclassical style building built with brick and  stones came from the medieval ruins of Gaur. The church has Leonardo da Vinci style Last Supper, Painted by Johann Zoffany and a pipe organ. The compound has a graveyard, which has the Mausoleum of Job Charnock,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Church from the 1700's with several marbles plaques to various British people in 1700's and 1800's. Also a WW1 memorial. Black hole of Calcutta memorial in the grounds.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Most people in Kolkata are aware of St.Paul's cathedral, which is definitely a must see. But not just commoners, the traffic guards in Esplanade also have no clue about this monument. Get to Esplanade and take a stroll by the side of Governor's house to get to this monument. Really an architectural masterpiece, the tall strong columns reminiscent of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely old church set in a garden with a number of other monuments. Has a beautiful and vibrant Zoffany painting of The Last Supper

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A very famous old church,an ex cathedral.Simple and beautiful in side.History is everywhere here.The organ, the pews, the epitaphs and the great acoustics make this a quiet, special place.The memorial to the Black Hole of Calcutta is in the garden.

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