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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Piece of History & Heritage of Kolkata

St. John's Church has a big area where the monument to the "Black Hole of Calcutta" was moved. The church and the monuments are beautiful architecture with great historical value... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

St. John's Church has a big area where the monument to the "Black Hole of Calcutta" was moved. The church and the monuments are beautiful architecture with great historical value. Entry fee here is only INR10/- . St. John's Church is a part of Calcutta's great heritage.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Right on the busy Council House Street, this Church has a large ground where historical characters like Job Charnock and Lord Brabourne are laid to rest. It also houses the Rohilla War Memorial and the Holwell Monument. The church building is fairly well maintained along with a small garden area. Inside the church two major attractions include an old painting... More 

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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Clean, beautiful, peaceful church. Lots to learn and appreciate here. The architecture is beautiful. There is a very interesting painting, there are also grave markers, and statues. Very beautiful to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Among other things, this is where the monument to the "Black Hole of Calcutta" was moved. The monument had been on the site of the "Black Hole" -- a dungeon at old Fort William. The original site was near the old general Post Office.

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Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

peaseful and has very interesting tombstones would go here again. next time recommend this place to everyone

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lots of history in this church. You get a very good sense of the British influence on Calcutta through reading all the plaques

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A piece of tranquility in the city. It houses the memorial to the Dark Hole of Calcutta & Johann Zoffany paintings. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Recently renovated, the Church stands amidst a large patch of greenery in the heart of Central Kolkata. From the mausoleum of Job Charnok , to the marble plaques next to the entrance, detailing the donation of the land by Raja Nabakrishna Deb and the laying of the foundation by Warren Hastings; the memorials to the soldiers, wives and children of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

St Johns Church is looked after enthusiastically but still has some old world charm. Our visit in early December was two weeks too early!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Another attempt to transplant England, this a near copy of St. Martin's in the Fields off Trafalgar Square. Interesting interior. The monument to the Black Hole accepts the somewhat exaggerated British version of this atrocity.

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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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