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St. Paul's Cathedral

Address: 1A, Cathedral Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 071, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Melbourne
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Travellers can suffer too many churches, temples and monasteries and this one nearly got left behind. But its real charm was not in the mildly interesting and different architecture. The stories inside of the remnants of the Raj, East India Company and their imperial servants lives were writ loud and clear with pathos and historical significance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I love a Cathedral, enjoy their ambience and history. In this instance, however, it's not a rewarding experience. It doesn't really have teh splendour or history of St Johns Church, so if you have limited time, choose the church over the cathederal.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Church close during Lunch time 12-3 . Soooo it was a long wait. Not much of the Interiors are open to the public thou..... loads of tourist. There was a wedding goin on sooooo most of it was closed.... We did manage to take a long walk arround the vicinity of the Church and it was amazingly lovely.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This Cathedral stands out due to its distinctive architecture. set in white, the cathedral is an icon of peace and strength. In the inner sanctum there are paintings, free cores and statuettes depicting the life and work of Jesus Christ. Sometimes there are piano recitals and other church music. It is a nice place to visit if you are around... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Historic site in Kolkata with greenery all around. The cathedral's intricate structure leaves you awestruck in admiration.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

St. Paul's Cathedral served as the central church of India, and is a grand and holy structure comparable to some of the renowned Christian cathedrals in Europe, something rare to glimpse in this part of the world. It's worth a quick stop, especially since it's not far from Victoria Memorial Hall, and it's free to enter. Photos not permitted inside.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Its a huge structure. Very near to Victoria memorial. Can be visited for photography. Vicinity is clean and well maintained. But not found anything interested here. May be a religious place for Christians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Since this cathedral was built in the same style as the ancient ones of England, the acoustics and ambiance is simply maervelous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Peacefulness and well maintained cathedral next door to the Birla Planetarium and The Victoria Memorial

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is an excellent piece of architecture of colonial India.Very well maintained and just not as a religious spot but it is one of the best sightseeing spots in Kolkata.The choirs of this church are worth listening to.

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