Sunday, 26 May 2013

Armenian Church Of Holy Nazareth, Kolkata

Tucked away in the middle of a bustling maze of commercial vendors in Kolkata is a lovely little Armenian church. It's an old place, dating to 1724, and is a good reminder of the reach of Armenian traders, probably from present day Iran.

The current Armenian community is tiny, but the church is in great shape and there's still a small school as part of the complex. It's a great place to visit, see a bit of history and get out of the fast-paced Kolkata commercial scene for a few minutes.

Entering the courtyard, the church appears.

The well-kept interior.

As with other old churches in India, graves become part of the paved area around the church.

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