Marble Palace in Kolkata

Marble Palace attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Marble Palace attracts thousands of tourists every year. | Photo credit: Wikimedia commons/Mjanich

Marble Palace Overview

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One of Kolkata's finest attractions - the Marble Palace is a 19th century edifice that has attracted and continues to attract thousands of tourists from different parts of the country and abroad, every year. This palatial building was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick - a rich Bengali merchant who had a passion of collecting artworks. The descendants of Raja Rajendra Mullick still reside in the house.

The use of marble on the walls and floors gave it the name 'Marble Place'. Traditional Bengali style architecture is reflected from the open courtyards that has an attached thakurdalan. Sloping roofs, fluted Corinthian pillars, ornamented verandas with fretwork are the impressive architectural features of the building. A beautifully manicured garden with lawns, lake and rock garden complement the Marble Palace to the finest extent. There is also a small zoo within the premises.

Inside the building, you will find exquisite Western sculptures, works by European and Indian artists, and elaborately carved Victorian furniture on display. Unique decorative items, including large chandeliers, mirrors spanning from floor to ceiling, urns, clocks and stone models of kings and queens, are also well-preserved in the palace. 'The Marriage of St. Catherine' and 'The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian' - paintings by Rubens, and 'The Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpent' and 'Venus and Cupid' - paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds are the proud possessions of the building.

  • Opening Closing Time 10:00 am – 04:00 pm

  • Photo Opp

    Photography is prohibited here.
  • Entrance Fee For entry, a permit must be acquired 24 hours in advance from the West Bengal Tourism Information Bureau at BBD Bagh, Kolkata.

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46, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata, 700007, West Bengal