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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  • Quite a nice building but nothing spectacular, as cathedrals go. However, as part of a tour around the sights of central Kolkata, it's a contrast to much of what you will see, so it's worth popping in...  more »
  • When in Kolkata do not miss this cathedral!! It has historical significance and is of the many attractions from Colonial past  more »
  • Nice place to hop around.. for family or frie nd.. located at kolkata, probably the biggest church outside Europe..  more »
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  • Beautiful place to go with your friends and family. 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.
  • I go there few years ago. This place is truly amazing. I love this place. I wanna try to go there in 2017 but I can't. I will try it again. Sorry because, I forget mention about the Christmas carnivals. It also amazing. If you are in Kolkata I will suggest you to go there. You really love this place.
  • This Cathedral holds the Seat of Diocese of Calcutta. It has the Indo-Gothic architecture in its design so that it can survive many generations within the Indian climate structure. Fantastic works on marble stones, Belgian coloured glasses on windows, paintings on the windows depicting about the life of Jesus Christ and a beautiful prayer hall define the superiority of the Church well. A real quiet place for the people who doesn't like so much crowd.
  • Very crowded during Christmas Eve. But in normally it is a very peaceful place, where someone can come make his mind and heart full of joy peace and happiness. So please come here and feel the blessings of Jesus Christ and make your day quite different....... Amen, merry Christmas.

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