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St. Paul's Cathedral

1A, Cathedral Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 071, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Hoofddorp
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful Church with a long history back to 1850's. Have gone here for the last 3 years and the Locals make you feel very welcome.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of the oldest Church in Asia. It still has the ambience of an antique structure. The inside of the Church has a HUGE hall where the prayers are conducted. Sitting inside this Church give your mind the calmness and peace that you might be looking for. The Church is surrounded by lavish greens that has trees and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The colonial era cathedral with a serene atmosphere!! Just sitting in the cathedral takes off all worries. I dont believe in miracles, but there is something that takes worries off me at this place.. Must visit..

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Colonial era church with magnificent & beautiful architecture, Located near Victoria Memorial. It is perhaps one of the biggest churches I have ever seen.

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