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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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  • St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata is the seat of the Diocese of Kolkata . It is very nearby to Victoria Memorial an icon of Kolkata, the city of joy. It was the first cathedral built in the overseas terri...  more »
  • A Must Visit Place..as you plan to visit Victoria Memorial Place must Visit St. Paul's Cathedral, just Opposite..you will feel relaxed..  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful and majestic cathedral - so peaceful and divine. Its in the heart of Kolkata - but in a totally nice and serene place. A walk down history lane!  more »
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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.