Marble Palace Kolkata
History of Marble Palace
Marble Palace is an example of Neo-classical architecture. The exquisitely engineered palatial mansion was built by a wealthy Bengali merchant, Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835. It represents the true passion for collecting works of art. The Palace has Jagannath temple within its premises, which is only accessible to members of the family who are also the current occupants of a portion in Marble Palace.
Architecture of Marble Palace
This marble house represents the Neo-classical style with imposing columns and open courtyards. Marble Palace is architectural masterpiece made up of Italian marble. The rest of premises include a garden with lawns, a lake, a small zoo and a rock garden.
Collections at Marble Palace
The house includes the large quantities of Victorian furniture and Western sculpture that enhances its beauty along with other decorative materials like busts of kings and queens, large chandeliers, paintings by European and Indian artists. It represents the excellent collection of artistic objects.
Zoo of Marble Palace
Zoo in Marble Palace is the major center of attraction and was the first of its kind to be opened in India by Raja Rajendra Mullick. You can find many beautiful species of birds like horn bills, storks, cranes, peacocks, pelicans and more. The zoo is designed to provide the natural experience in the architecture of marble.
Other special attractions in Marble Palace Kolkata:-
- Excellent collection of antic paintings like Catherine's wedding by Rubens and infant Hercules Strangling the Serpent and Venus by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
- Huge collection of exquisite clocks. An antique elegant fountain in the mid of lake.
- A decorated room with large mirrors and full of works of Ruben, Reynolds and others.
Points to remember :-
- Entry in Marble Palace is free of cost, but you should get the permit before 24 hours from the West Bengal Tourism Information Bureau
- Marble Palace is open all the days from 10am to 4pm on all days except Mondays and Thursdays
- Photography is sternly restricted within the premises of Marble Palace
- There are guides to assist visitors. They bring out interesting facts about the palace
- The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and closest railway station is Sealdah
How to reach Marble Palace Kolkata ?
Address: 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007
Timings: Remains open from 10am to 4pm on all days except Mondays and Thursdays
Phone: 033 2269 3310