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Victoria Memorial


Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata.

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The Victoria Memorial, located at the southern end of the sprawling Kolkata Maidan, is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She also had the title of Empress of India.

The Memorial, an imposing white building that was completed in 1921, currently serves as a museum. It houses a collection from the British Colonial period, including a number of impressive paintings, sculptures, and books.

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