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Marble Palace Kolkata

46 Muktaram Basu St | off Chittaranjan Ave, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700040, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is still a private property (we were told). The items on display range from 'old master' status - to near commercial rubbish. The design of the building; and the collection of LIVE birds worth a visit in their own right. I could write for pages - but just accept - it's a MUST visit in Kolkata!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A grand palatial zamindar's residence situated in north Kolkata. Contains artifacts and paintings of the British period. The garden should be maintained better. Overall it is a place worth visiting.

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Kolkata
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Must visit for rich heritage and history . The marble structures' the children's zoo are awesome. The ambience, the grand piano, lovely paintings, chandeliers

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Kolkata is one of my favorite cities of India. The city has, despite the decade from past grandeur, when it was capital of the Empire in India, plenty of charm and many historical places worth visiting. The Marble Palace is just a short walk from the M.G. Road Metro station in a densely populated area. You walk down the narrow... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Marble Palace was recommended by locals and it is very much worth seeing although the structure and furnishings are in need of repair. As others have noted the Palace is filled with various artifacts collected over the years, most of which are unrestored but still impressive. As other reviews have mentioned, a tourism pass is required but not really... More

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our guide was lukewarm about taking us here, but if you like sights that are a little out of the ordinary, don't miss it. It is an amazingly eclectic personal collection of European and Chinese statues, art, and general bric a brac in a most spectacular marble building. It is dusty and shabby, but just drips atmosphere.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If your in Kolkata to know and see the city you must visit it. Its wonderful garden, morals and statues inside and the whole house by itself is mesmerising. Its lovely to see that the descendants are maintaing the property well or at least trying hard to do so. My earnest request to specially Westerners plz visit it you will... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Marble Palace, a private residence, speaks eloquently of gracious living of times yore. Built in the Greco - Italian style it is a small architectural jewel reminiscent of the grandeur of a palatial setting. It has some priceless art and statuary making it well worth a visit.

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Bangalore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A brilliant illustration of the power of the merchant class as agents of the East India Company, and later the Empire. You will see on display some rare pieces by Reuben but the woman near in which these have been maintained, along with the gardens, is illustrative of the decadence that is Bengal today.

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Really liked this place, there is a small zoo which potentially will upset you as the animals are not well looked after, birds in small cages and animals looking very sorry for themselves. The zoo also backs on to houses where they seem to just throw the rubbish into pens, animals need to learn to chuck it back. The palace... More

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