St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Visit St. Paul's Cathedral, recognized as one of the first Episcopal churches built in Asia and the first cathedral built on overseas territory by the British Empire. Marvel at this sprawling cathedral, built in an Indo-gothic revival style. Completed in 1847, the cathedral is said to resemble Norwich cathedral in England. Wander around inside and admire the stained glass windows, and the two frescoes in Florentine renaissance style. Take a seat in the nave, which is fitted with finely carved wooden pews and chairs, and enjoy the tranquil environment. The cathedral, in particular the steeple, was badly damaged in the devastating earthquakes of 1897 and 1934, and has since been rebuilt using a revised design. Take a break in the small library above the western porch, or amble through the vast, peaceful grounds while gazing up at the ancient trees. Arrange to visit St. Paul's Cathedral and other attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta) using our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool .
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  • Lovely Church that captured old Kolkata and it was lovely spending a few quiet moments in there and reflecting. Highly recommended! Couldn't catch a service there but I will try next time.  more »
  • Old church at kolkata. It is a central kolkata. Church is well. Staff member is good. Nice place for play.  more »
  • beautiful edifice. Peaceful place where you can sit down and get some rest from the hectic life of the street...
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  • It's a very very good place. Nice ambience and the architecture is magnificent. Also the interior architecture is speechless. This cathedral is one of its kind and is one of the most famous monuments in West Bengal. Must visit!
  • Beautiful place, we went on a cool breezy evening and were delighted to have a quiet stroll there and have a look at the beautiful architecture. The cathedral is very well maintained. it looks very beautiful with the stained glass windows and the sun shining through them.
  • Most important church for the protestant community in Kolkata. This cathedral truly lives up to its name. Visit on a Sunday evening so that you can also attend the small evening mass which takes place at the chapel to the right.
  • The Angelical St. Paul’s Cathedral was built in 1847 and displays a remarkable Gothic Revival architectural design. The building suffered massive damage during an earthquake in 1934 and was rebuilt with a new design. The church’s construction is attributed to the British rule in Calcutta and is perhaps one of the few buildings with Indo-Gothic Architecture.
  • Very calm and peace full church campus amidst of a busiest city. One of the highest tourist attraction spot and its near to Birla Planetarium. More than 100 years old and proudly depicts a Victorian Wonder.

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