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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Church dating from 1758.

This church dates from the mid 18th century. There are a number of poignant plaques to colonists who died young, in various circumstances. In the gardens are several monuments... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
lucy_moorefox
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Dublin, Ireland

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Lorton, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a historic church and has a very unique design and architecture. It is reminiscent of churches you see in England. Very majestic and tranquil.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church dates from the mid 18th century. There are a number of poignant plaques to colonists who died young, in various circumstances. In the gardens are several monuments, including one to those who died in the Black Hole of Calcutta incident. The church and its grounds are a real oasis of tranquility in the midst of a busy city.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful and calm environment with rich history and heritage.went there on Sunday it seems I came back in the era of British empire with so many untold stories lying below every graves present over there ,had a seat in the church and lost in its history glamour and beauty ,later came to know that an hour has passed by.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Stone Church was made from the medieval ruins of Gaur. The whole complex has many monuments of historical importance the most famous being the monument commemorating Black Hole of Kolkata.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a grand old church steeped in the history of British India. The grounds are spacious with a 1905 monument to those who died in the "Black Hole of Calcutta" and a small cemetery:mausoleum with fascinating stories on the grave stones. Definitely worth a visit for a bit of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This church is simply beautiful. If you actually spend some time with the church you feel its rich heritage

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is an old time church located in the prime location of Kolkata called BBD bagh. Very spacious place and peaceful surrounding, Nice church to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Interesting old church that unfortunately needs some upkeep...there's a painting inside that has a funny story of the painter painting the police commissioner then into face of judas n he slashed the painting at the church inaugural... Don't miss the memoriAls on the grounds in the back.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

St. John's Church is a chronicle of Kolkata's history. It has Job Charnock's grave among others. It is a memorable experience to wander through the grounds, taking in the reminders of British Kolkata. The church is very peaceful and leaves one feeling were serene at heart. The grounds are beautifully maintained.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Colonial era Christian church in the middle of Kolkata. In its grounds are a number of memorials, including that moved from elsewhere for the black hole of Calcutta. Some interesting wall-plaques inside the building itself - great stories. There are some public toilets in the grounds, but they are not great.

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