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St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata (Calcutta)
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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A massive, intricate example of Colonial or European Architecture. Tower is grand and the design very impressive. Went there on Good Friday and attended the service. You see history all around you wit... read more »
Being from the Uk this os quite bizarre to find something so British transplanted in Western Bengal, very spartan inside as can be expected of COE but worth a visit for those interested in the days of... read more »
The largest Cathedral in Kolkata, dedicated to St.Paul, at an excellent location !! Made in Gothic style, the atmosphere here is serene & tranquil.The stained glass windows at the eastern side are lov... read more »
Best place in kolkata to get free frm all th tensions u hav mst visit here once in a week...
Few minutes walk away from victoria memorial. This church was made at the time of British rule. And so british palace designs can be seen to its architecture. Cathedral church here is very big. It is a very peaceful place.
Amazing architecture, Peaceful and Quite. Must vist after Victoria memorial
The church is enormous! And you will love the surroundings as it is one of the calmest place to be in kolkata.
A very nice place.. Extremely calm atmosphere. Good cleanliness. A good place to visit.
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