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La Martiniere College

La Martiniere Road, Lucknow 226001, India
+91 522 223 5415
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Ranked #2 of 4 activities in Lucknow
Type: Educational Sites
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Bengalur, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The building was built by the very colourful Major General Claude Martin, among many other buildings in Lucknow. He started his life as a coolie in France, then became an architect, a general in the British Army, a gambler, and tried to give Lucknow (in cooperation with the Nawabs) a very Parisien look through architectures and buildings. there are many... More

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Mumbai
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you can go with someone you know from the city, don't look at any pictures of the place, I was asked to close my eyes & my friend walked me from the parking lot atop the steps across the school, & my oh my when i opened my eyes i was witness to one of the best man-made wonders... More

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Buderim Queensland Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My Father was a pupil here in 1912 and received a prize book for mathematics at the age of 14, my husband and his brothers were also pupils in the 1940's. We returned to India with our family of 7 children and ourselves to be able to share with them our love for the country of our birth and also... More

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Pathankot, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

1. Having spent 12 years of my life there, it's my foster home. 2. The only School in the world to have won a Battle Honour which in itself speaks volumes. 3. A school from Nursery to Class XII but we address it as College. 4. Boasting - No not at all ! It's a place worth visiting if you... More

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INDIA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

La Martiniere College was built in 1845 by Gen. Claude Martin, an officer of the East India Company. His tomb is within the premises. The architecture is an unusual mix of styles with an array of eerie statues. The Chapel is definitely worth a visit and there are several paintings, some done by the old boys, which are quite impressive.... More

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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I've been told many stories about this school ever since my college days (few of my friends studied here). I had no mental picture of this place to relate all the stories to, hence I decided to see it for myself. I visited La Martiniere College, Boys during school hours. All I had to do was to enter my name... More

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Lucknow, India
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

As my son is studying in this school....we are visiting very frequent. School has completed 150 years of there foundation. Really seeing the building, it is amazing...example of art & culture....on the river bank of Gomti.....The river view is very fantastic...... Those who are visiting Lucknow.....shall also take some time to see the La Martiniere empire.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great to see that this place continues to have a use in modern times. Amazing building,like something out of a Gothic film. See the names of former pupils from many years ago written on the steps. Charismatic

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Lucknow City, Uttar Pradesh, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Historical building. The College consists of a magnificent eighteenth century building, to which other imposing structures have been periodically added. “Constantia”, the imposing centre-point of La Martiniere, was the country house of Major-General Claude Martin. On 1 October, 1995, the one hundred and fiftieth Anniversary of the opening of the College, the President of India, acknowledged the contribution of the... More

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Hi, Can anyone tell me how to get admitted my son in that college? We live in France but belong to Uttar Pradesh. I want my son to be educated in this institute. This looks historic and I went once long time back. I don't remember the place exactly but I was impressed with its old beautiful building.

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