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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  • A great colonial relic that is full of magnificence, A must visit place in the city of JOY. Very beautiful!  more »
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  • This is an Anglican cathedral built in the mid-19th century. It was the first Episcopal church in Asia!  more »
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  • A remnant of the old colonial architecture in Calcutta. Surprisingly it's well kept! This church is breathtaking in it's expanse and artistry. The area is surrounded with this air of spirituality. One need not be a believer to feel the calming vibes. The high spires are visible markers in the cityscape. If you haven't visited it please do especially during Christmas!
  • The moment you enter the church gate, peace and tranquility embraces you. The vastness of the place makes you feel infinite, the air around the church seems so fresh and pious. The scenic beauty is undeniably impressive. Inside the church there is a huge hall where people sit and pray. The ambiance is extremely serene and soothing. The architectural brilliance is beyond description!
  • The moment you step into the premises you are transported into a totally different world so unlike the adjoining bustling areas. A beautiful and serene place with a characteristic gravitas of a place of worship. Well maintained lawns, gardens and pathways. The church itself is quite awe inspiring and is a great heritage architecture.
  • Peaceful and serene environment. Beautiful architecture. Their gates are open for everyone. The gardens are well maintained and they grow seasonal flowers. The church administration is very diligent. They guide everyone through the various rooms with exhibits. The crowd is always well mannered and moves smoothly. Lovely place for a calm afternoon.
  • Most beautiful church I have ever visited. Church is always very peaceful and holy place. I went there, bowed down and prayed. Felt so peace in my heart. worth to visit.
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