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Address: 1A, Cathedral Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700071, India
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Architectural Marvel-St Pauls Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral, situated on Cathedral Road, was built between 1839 and 1847 A.D.The cathedral is a good example of Neo-Gothic or the Gothic Revival style of architecture that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I guess I was expecting the richness of a Catholic Cathedral and was surprised that it was not. The building is imposing outside but feels very "cold" inside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

St Paul’s Cathedral, situated on Cathedral Road, was built between 1839 and 1847 A.D.The cathedral is a good example of Neo-Gothic or the Gothic Revival style of architecture that was greatly patronized by the British-Raj era. Beautiful architecture and exquisite mural painting simply captures the attention of the beholder. The life and work of St. Paul is vividly described in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

St Paul's Cathedral is a celebrated Christian shrine in the culturally rich city of Kolkata. The beautiful religious edifice lies towards the southern tip of Maidan, which is a sprawling park and landmark in the city. The main hall of this shrine consists of carved pews and chairs made of wood. Multicoloured artworks adorn its eastern walls while stained glasses... More 

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place was built so that the British officers and there family could pray and conduct the various religious activities during there stin in Kolkata. Massive building consisting of quite a few statues each shouting history. The huge cross in the alter will definetely make bow your head with respect no matter which religion you practice.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is one of the largest cathedral in India. The cathedral holds prayers for the christian community.This is best visited during easter and christmas.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Built between 1839 and 1847, St Paul's Cathedral is one of India's most important churches. It's east of the Victoria Memorial at the South end of the Maidan. The steeple fell during an earthquake in 1897 and was redesigned and rebuilt. Inside there's some interesting memorials and stained glass, including the west window by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

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Varanasi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It was my visit to any cathedral. I don't know whether the time was not good, or it is a constant thing, but the smell irritated me lot. However the central area was very peaceful and calm - made me feel some happiness and satisfaction. All in all, it's a good experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very calm and peaceful place to visit in the heart of Kolkata. This is a quiet cathedral with many interesting details.

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love to visit this church as you enter here there is so much peace. Sitting in front of Lord Jesus without a pin drop silence is a great feeling. I love to visit this place over and over.

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The church situated very near to Victoria Memorial and Birla Mandir is classic. The interior and the seating arrangement for the diplomats and heads of different country will attract you

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Address: 1A, Cathedral Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700071, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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