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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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  • 距离维多利亚纪念馆并不是很远,所以也来看看,不需要门票,外观非常大气,加上正好是阴雨天,超有吸血鬼片子的感觉。里面有个很大的礼堂,我们就进去坐下休息了一会儿,旁边也有两个旅行的情侣在,还一直小声交谈,结果被轰出去了。当我们正准备走的时候,居然看见三四个穿红色僧袍的喇嘛大喇喇的走进来坐下,坐在礼堂后面的人们都面面相觑。当然最后也是被轰出去了。虽然不是信徒,但是在这里坐着感觉心情一下变得平静,这里的每...  more »
  • Interesting interior with wonderful Burne-Jones stained glass window. Several historical elements such as stories of the lives of those buried there. 
  • In the midst of the chaos of the city and completely different to any Indian temple architecture style appears this Cathedral. Admission is free, if you want you can leave a donation. Is well preserved and has a profile very nice. Is on the way to the Victoria Memorial and you can see in 10 minutes.
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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.