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St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata (Calcutta)
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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. Plan to visit St. Paul's Cathedral during your Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation using our convenient Kolkata (Calcutta) travel itinerary maker.
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  • This church certainly has its place in the history of the city of Kolkata. This was the Catholic church authority in India before Church of North India was setup in 1970. The place is full of commemor...  more »
  • A very nice cathedral in terms of the architecture and the wooden pews inside. There wasn't anyone around who could take us on a guided tour and give us the history of the place but we can 'google' th...  more »
  • When we enter into the church, we saw many people were sitting and spending time in prayer or just sitting silently. Spiritual environment. Church building is old and still so beautiful! But you shoul...  more »
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  • St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, noted for its Gothic architecture. It is the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta. The cornerstone was laid in 1839; the building was completed in 1847.It is said to be the largest cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It was also the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire. The edifice stands on Cathedral Road on the "island of attractions" to provide for more space for the growing population of the European community in Calcutta in the 1800s.
  • St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, noted for its Gothic architecture. The cornerstone was laid in 1839; the building was completed in 1847.It is said to be the largest cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It was also the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire. The edifice stands on Cathedral Road on the "island of attractions" to provide for more space for the growing population of the European community in Calcutta in the 1800s. Following the 1897 earthquake and the subsequent massive earthquake of 1934, when Calcutta suffered substantial damage, the cathedral was reconstructed to a revised design. The architectural design of the cathedral is "Indo-Gothic", a Gothic architectural style designed to meet the climatic conditions of India
  • It's a nice, peaceful and calm place. Good for praying also. Huge space on outside. Definitely will visit again.
  • Its a superb quite, calm and relaxing environment. Please do visit for an eternal feeling of peace and mental refreshment.
  • 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.