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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Colonial history!

Really interesting and full of stones from the colonial age. The monument to the black hole of Calcutta is worth seeing and also the first office of the East India company.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is very beautiful church. Looks very beautiful from both inside and outside. Best place to do prayers.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really interesting and full of stones from the colonial age. The monument to the black hole of Calcutta is worth seeing and also the first office of the East India company.

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Thank Stephanie058
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an interesting place if you're interested in the British occupation of India. There are wonderful records going back hundreds of years as well as a monument to those who died in the "Black Hole of Calcutta."

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Thank Lynda T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most people miss this but the memorial commemorating the Black Hole of Kolkata incident is located in the grounds of the this church. The church is not that spectacular (looks a bit like some of the typical churches of the era in the city of London) but the manicured grounds are nice.

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Thank ZaahidBharmal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether wandering around the grounds or examining the interior of the church, there is so much to see at this place, Read the tombstones and memorials, view the Black Hole column, look at statues and artwork and put it all in the framework of the history of the era shown.

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Thank jjaf
Johns Creek, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church isn't that much to look at but there are several memorials on the grounds of note. One is a memorial to the 123 British soldiers killed in the Black Hole prison in 1756. A guide is very useful here to help you with the history. There is a headstone to a Mrs. Elizabeth Reed who "departed this life... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could feel the history in this old church and the black hole memorial beside. A nice place for a small break after visiting a lot of temples in the house of my own religion

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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Well worth a quick visit, it is interesting to read the monuments to the British soldiers and their families who lived and died in Calcutta in the 17-19 centuries

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

It has one of the oldest pipe organs which still works. Quiet place. Just not for Christians but for anyone who wishes to experience "real silence"

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

A tranquil site just off busy streets which includes the memorial to those who died in the 'Black Hole of Calcutta'. The graveyard attests to the short lifespan of those who served the Raj, and includes some well-known names. The church inside is lined with memorial plaques which all tell a story, including the man who died when his horse... More 

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