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St. John's Church

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Address: Council House St, Kolkata, India
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Of English era

St John's church is one the oldest church in india ..build by british ruler so you observe english era structure style in building..best to go during Christmas eve

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the most happening place in Kolkata, Park Street, the church was built during British Raj. It has many paintings and sculptures inside. The church grounds are often let out for events like marriage reception.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church has a stunning interior and many plaques telling stories of war and illness. There are several dedicated to horses.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St John's church is one the oldest church in india ..build by british ruler so you observe english era structure style in building..best to go during Christmas eve

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest church in central kolkata. A place of great significance. You will love the calm and peacefullness of the mind. It is lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 15 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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