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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  • This is a church. I have seen this place from the outside. It was very large and beautiful. It was constructed excellently and i saw many people were there on Sundays.  more »
  • The exterior architecture is not as impressive as the interior. The interior has exquite carvings and mosaics. I have taken groups to India for 29 years and we always schedule a stop at St. Paul’s Cat...  more »
  • This was coupled with a visit to the Victoria Memorial. The church is beautiful and filled with historical artifacts. Needs at least an hour and half to do justice.  more »
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  • Peaceful and serene environment. Beautiful architecture. Their gates are open for everyone. The gardens are well maintained and they grow seasonal flowers. The church administration is very diligent. They guide everyone through the various rooms with exhibits. The crowd is always well mannered and moves smoothly. Lovely place for a calm afternoon.
  • Peaceful place... If you like silence or want loneliness please visit & spent some quality time with your own self... I visited there for 2times. Out side garden is fantastic... Full of flowers... Really enjoyed there... Some special classes are also done here for give relief to your heart at afternoon time.
  • Beautiful place to go with your friends and family and for spending a nice day. This place will give you the nostalgic feeling of Kolkata. Inside the church you will get to see some old memories. You can relax your mind by only sitting there and praying to the Jesus. Outside view of the church is also great. Kids will also enjoy here.
  • This is one old church you need to visit. You can't get enough of that beauty once you enter inside. Raed along the history of people who were involved with this church. It's mesmerizing. You will find peace when you enter the inner sanctum. Such beautifully built church and I would call - precision. I had no words - just awe and joy.
  • This church is adjacent to birla planetarium . The church has been a witness of western architecture. Inside the church you will feel the peace and serenity of heaven. Inside the pray hall different countries' and also India's many places' seats are reserved here. The furnitures inside bear the heritage. The garden is well decorated. The candle stand still hang from the roof of the main hall. Overall the church is large.

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