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Victoria Memorial, Kolkata Historical Facts and Pictures

Victoria Memorial is the marble memorial hall dedicated to Queen Victoria, the ruler of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837 to 1901) and Empress of India. Located in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India, it houses a historical museum and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the city.
After the death of Queen Victoria, the then-Viceroy of India Lord Curzon suggested the building of a royal monument in her memory. The foundation stone was laid by King George V (then The Prince of Wales) on the 4th of January 1906 while the hall was opened to the general public in 1921. The president of the Royal Institute of British Architects William Emerson designed the Victoria Memorial in the Indo-Saracenic revivalist style which combines the Mughal and British elements with the Egyptian, Venetian, Islamic and Deccani architectural styles. It is currently maintained by the Indian Ministry of Culture.

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial Front View

Victoria Memorial Front View

Victoria Memorial Pictures

Victoria Memorial Pictures

Victoria Memorial Side View

Victoria Memorial Side View

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial at Night

Night View of Victoria Memorial

Night View of Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial at Night Pictures

Victoria Memorial at Night Pictures

Victoria Memorial at Night

Victoria Memorial at Night

Victoria Memorial Inside

Victoria Memorial Inside

Victoria Memorial Inside

Queen Victoria Statue

Queen Victoria Statue

Queen Victoria Statue

Victoria Memorial Angel Statue

Statue of Victoria Memorial Angel

Statue of Victoria Memorial Angel

Victoria Memorial Angel Statue

Victoria Memorial Angel Statue

Victoria Memorial Garden and Lake

Victoria Memorial Garden Pictures

Victoria Memorial Garden Pictures

Victoria Memorial Garden

Victoria Memorial Garden

Victoria Memorial Lake

Victoria Memorial Lake

Victoria Memorial South Garden

Victoria Memorial South Garden

Victoria Memorial Main Entrance

Victoria Memorial Hall Entrance

Victoria Memorial Hall Entrance

Victoria Memorial Main Entrance

Victoria Memorial Main Entrance

The 16 ft tall sculpture of the Angel of Victory at the top of the central dome is the most recognizable feature of the monument while allegorical sculptures representing subjects like Architecture, Art, Charity and Justice surround the central construction.

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1, Queen's Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Museum

1906
1921
Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
William Emerson
56 m
http://www.victoriamemorial-cal.org/
033 2223 1890