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St. Paul's Cathedral

1A, Cathedral Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 071, India
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: St Paul's Cathedral It was established largely through the efforts of Bishop Wilson in 1839. It was originally designed on an Indo-Gothic pattern.In... more »
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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This 19th century Anglican Cathedral is a notable structure in Kolkata. It reminds one of the city's colonial past. It looks majestic in the daytime and when it is lighted up in the night especially during Christmas, it looks magnificent. The interiors of the Cathedral are no less stunning. The stained glass windows are a delight to behold. A must... More

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Ranchi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had a privilege to be part of the worship service, it was great as they had a special program by the children of Cathedral Social Service!

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KOLKATA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One may find emmense peace.A nice church and a place to remember.It was a great experience and one may also get to know about the history of the church as well.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a beautiful church surrounded by ample greenery and well maintained lawns.Inside the church,one gets tranported to the past to the British era in Kolkata and anyone with a fertile imagination can view the people of the bygone times visiting this house of prayer during all occassions,be it during Christmas,Easter,during a wedding or a funeral.A wonderful trip down memory... More

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Hoofddorp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Just as one would expect when visiting a cathedral... you walk in and you find peace (I know, obvious pun...) Nice window art (I can't remember what it is called in English). Good benches... pretty comfortable. Almost fell a sleep. Most other churches the benched are so small that you have to stay awake :-) No noise from outside. Nice... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

St Paul's was built because James Agg's St John's Church of 1787, still remembered affectionately as the "old cathedral," was never in fact intended as one, and was now too small to serve the burgeoning European community in Calcutta. It was built when that community in Bengal would not have numbered more than a thousand or so, whereas in 1810... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely grounds and a beautiful mosiac that you must view from afar but lots of history if you want to know more about the RAJ

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Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We never went inside, but it was beautiful from the outside and we simply clicked some pictures, strolled a little. A good 15 minute destination.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

one of the oldest church in kolkata as well as in south asia with superb intricate architecture. a must visit for every person ....

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is a church which is nice and peaceful. Quite spacious with ample car park. There are guards or wardens at the entrance whose main job is to ensure that people do not talk inside the church. They have put posters of charitable works undertaken by the church where visitors can contribute. Overall a nice and peaceful church.

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