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St. John's Church

Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The church itself is quite nice with a beautiful interior, but the exterior has some pollution damage. The many memorials around the grounds are collectively more interesting than the church itself, and they are externally better maintained. Photography allowed anywhere.

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Bangalore, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This tranquil church in the heart of chaotic Kolkata is an oasis if you want a quiet place to escape to. The simple architecture of the place and the very 18th century interior will steal your heart away. It includes many paintings and one of them is 'The Last Supper' and you must visit it to find out more about... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

St. John's Church is perhaps best know for housing the tomb of Job Charnock. Spread over a wide area. The church building is fairly maintained . Among many other things it has preserved the original chair of Warren Hastings (Governor general Of India). A near replica of "last supper" hangs in the prayer area. With admission price at 10 INR... More

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Sydney, Australia
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43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The outside is quite deceptive, so make sure you go in. The fee is nominal, 10 rupees at the main gate. Inside there are marvellous old memorial stones that have flowing tributes to the people they are dedicated to. The language and prose allows an insight into what was held dear at the time. The beautiful mosaic of the alter... More

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It's good for the aethists. But, if you visit this church after visiting the St. Paul's cathedral in the city, chunces are high that you would definitely be more fond of the St. Paul's. Anywayz, God is everywhere and blesses us all!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

One of the earliest churches built by East India Company in Kolkata, Not very well maintained (surprised as the Church authorities in India are not exactly poor!). Interesting in parts and was fascinated by the gravestone of a certain lady, Mrs Johnson who had so many husbands.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

There are some interesting memorials and features to this colonial-era building. The black-hole memorial was interesting, but I was most fascinated by the mausoleum of Mrs Johnson in the far corner who saw out far more husbands than is usual!

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Doha, Qatar
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This 18th century church is one of the most important churches left by the Raj in India. It is built in the Neo-Classical style and like many churches world wide is based on the tower and box format of St. Martins in the Field in Trafalgar Square in London. The church has fine classical detail, an interior with many monuments,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Our students enjoyed their visit to the church! Most importantly, the children were taken in groups and were patiently explained and shown around inside the church. Dalhousie's chair, table were of major interest for the students. The nominal fee of Rs 50 for each bus to be parked inside the campus was helpful ( else getting a space in the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This place has lot of stories to tell you, this church is a combination of stone and bricks. My guide explained every nook and corner of this church in details. I had read about the black hole monument in the books, but never knew the history in details. If was very interesting to know so much and so many interesting... More

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