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Marble Palace

This is a palatial residence of North Calcutta which was built in the 19th Century and named by Lord Pinto. The beautiful residence was built by Raja Rajmohan Mullick who was the adopted son of Nilmoni Mullick. As the name suggests this building was made up of 126 varieties of Italian Marble imported overseas. This is a lavishly built structure where the descendents of Raja Mullick still reside. The whole mansion is surrounded by luxurious gardens with eccentric seating arrangements in the form of marble table tops and chairs. There are fountains and statues of mermens and mermains that are now not in very good conditions. The palace zoo does not function anymore though the aviary is still a place where birds migrate down especially during winter. As you enter the mansion you will find yourself awestruck with the beauty, grandeur and classic taste of everything. There is also a small statue of Raja Mullick near the entrance. The wooden staircases with beautiful chandeliers and huge rooms are a symbol of the lavishness of rich men during the 19th century. There is also a statue of Queen Victoria beautifully carved inside a room that was dedicated to her. All around the house you will find statues of lions spread around in different positions and also other statues including one of Christopher Columbus. There are rooms also on the first floor with billiards tables and musical instruments. Parts of the palace are inaccessible as people stay in these parts. To visit the palace you need a permission from the tourism Department one day in advance.
Sonalika Debnath
This 19th century mansion was built by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a Bengali merchant who was also an art enthusiast. Neoclassical in style, the house has traditional Bengali open courtyards, adjacent to which is a thakur-dalan (temple) for family members of the current owner. It's now known as the Jagannath temple. The structure has sloping roofs, inspired by Chinese pavilions, balconies with fretwork and classical Corinthian pillars. Apart from a varied collection of Victorian sculpture and art by various European and Indian artists, the corridors are also home to a few pelicans and hornbills among other birds.
Aditya Sen
Marble Palace (wiki)This is Kolkata's best kept secret and if you are into history, this is by far the best place you can visit in the city.Built in 1835 by a King from the prosperous Mallick family, this resplendent mansion is as grand as it is curious. Arguably one of India's best-preserved royal homes, its marble-draped halls are overstuffed with dusty statues of thinkers and dancing girls, much Victoriana, ample Belgian glassware, game trophies of moose heads and fine paintings, including supposedly original works by Murillo, Joshua Reynolds and Rubens. Admission is free, but you need prior written permission from West Bengal Tourism.
Nancy Nance
This mansion id famous for its architecture. Its walls and floors are all made with marble. It is a palatial 19th century mansion designed in Neoclassical style with open courtyards. It was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, who was a wealthy Bengali merchant. The marble palace zoo is located next to this mansion. Although the mansion is a private residence so the photography is prohibited and entry is free but a permit is needed. Then, the guide gives you the tour of the house.
Sagnik Basu
Located in the Northern part of Kolkata, close to the residence of Rabindranath Tagore is the Marble Palace. Constructed purely with Italian marbles in the year 1855 in the Chorbagan area of the C.R. Avenue, the Marble Palace was the residence of one of the richest landlords of Bengal - Raja Rajendra Mullick Bahadur. The garden encircling the palace is dotted with marble fountains, Greek and Hindu idols among which is a stunning statue of 'Leda and Swan'. The garden also houses a zoo. Inside, the walls have a ornate stucco mouldings and the museum is a treasure trove of curios, statues and paintings by Rubens and Joshua Reynolds.
Kishnaa Samana
The Marble Palace located at 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Kolkata-700007 built in the 19th century neoclassical style has priceless paintings by Indian and European artists, western sculpture and fine variety of Victorian furniture, chandeliers, clocks, mirrors etc preserved in very good condition. The Marble Palace is reputed in the world of art for housing two paintings by Rubens and two paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Marriage of St. Catherine, The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, The Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpent and Venus and Cupid respectively. Gurusday Museum on the Diamond Harbour Road has the best collection of folk arts from Bengal and is the best place to get an essence of the local culture that this city has managed to conserve.