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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, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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106 reviews 106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great for a photo from the outside but personally found the interior a disappointment. Worth going in combination with the Victoria Memorial as they are in close proximity.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was nice to be able to sit for a short period in this cathedral. with old style furniture it looked English, but also Indian.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Christmas festivities were carried on into the New Year.. and we were able to enjoy the occasion.. Just adjacent to the Birla Planetarium.. another landmark of Kolkata..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Located close to the Birla planetarium and a short walk from the Victoria Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral is well worth a visit if you're in Kolkata. From the outside it's a very European looking building with a real 'wedding cake' look about it. Inside it's a beautiful calm place with some stunning stained glass windows and beautiful wooden carved armchairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The energy of the place is hard to miss, try sitting on the benches inside the cathedral and the sacred space within I could reach easily, said my prayers, give thanks, took off fulfilled!

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This cathedral is open from 9am-noon, and from 3-6pm. It is within walking distance from Victoria Memorial and the Birla Planetarium. The exterior of the cathedral is currently in partial renovation, but it's still easy to enjoy the striking architecture. Inside, you feel as if you've walked back in time - the horrid honking of the streets disappears, and you're... More 

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

Home to the Bishop of Kolkata, this magnificent Gothic architectural marvel gets new life every year during Christmas. The ambiance is mesmerising for believers and non-believers alike to be a place to remember the teachings of the Messiah of Almighty, amidst the chants of evening prayers and hymns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The atmosphere inside the Cathedral was heavenly. I felt very much at peace and could have stayed back for hours meditating but I did not have the luxury of enough time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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

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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