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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Craft Shop supports Cathedral Charities - the manager is a fascinating lady - their stock good. Well worth a visit. We visited this Cathedral twice over 2 weeks. Reading the plaques, memorials etc gave an excellent insight to the world of Colonial Times. Parking is easy, and entry free!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Very nice, peaceful and beautiful place. One should visit during the service time to see the daily service in Bengali and English.

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Secunderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Cathedral is really grand with lovely stained glass works. The music is also rich and melodious.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The building itself stands on the "island of attractions" in Kolkata - beside the Victoria Memorial, Nandan, Rabindra Sadan theatre complex, and the Birla Planetarium.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I visit this place quite often. If you are in kolkata try and find some time to visit this wonderful and we'll maintained cathedral.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This place is filled with visitors during Christmas time. This Cathedral is all decorated and lighted up during this period. Situated at the lungs of the city, you can visit this place and continue with a stroll down Maidan.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A beautiful church...the 1800s really did have a lot of things right... Nicely maintained...wonderfully built...grounds need a bit of work A nice venue for a short visit

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I entered the cathedral sometime in the morning. There was no mass going on so i just ventured in. The eery calmness had some strange vibes of attracting attention. Initially it feels like being inside a movie set but it's a really beautiful place to see. The paintaings, the acoustics of the place is incredible.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

St Paul's Cathedral is a haven in the chaos of central Kolkata. It testifies to the presence of Christianity in modern Kolkata, as well as the importance of Bengal's British military and civil community over the past 150-odd years. It was designed in whitewashed Gothic Revival style by a British engineer of the Bengal Army (who is commemorated at the... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This cathedral is not, for me, one of the city's greatest sights, but it is certainly worth stopping by if you are in the vicinity. The solid colonial architecture is another reminder of how important a centre this was in the British Empire. Its spires can still be spotted from quite far away today. It remains an important religious centre... More

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