St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata (Calcutta)

St. Paul's Cathedral
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,396 contributions
Apr 2021
It is very easy to find this church as it is located near the Victoria Memorial, another prominent landmark in Kolkata and just beside Birla Platnorium.

beautiful architectural church in Kolkata and is famous for its Christmas midnight mass. It is one of Kolkata’s most beautiful churches and sees thousands of visitors every month. The construction of St. Paul Cathedral of Kolkata began in 1839 and was completed in 1847 at the southern end of the Maidan.

It took eight years to build the Cathedral and cost almost five lakhs to build. From homes to shops, a glimpse of old civilization and architecture can be seen even today. Even today many buildings here carry the signature of Gothic, Baroque, Roman, and architectural style
Written May 9, 2021
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anjan s
Raipur, India1,707 contributions
Mar 2021
This Cathedral was built by the British as the first Cathedral built in their overseas territory more than 150 years agao. This Cathedral still carries that legacy and you can sense the same in its magestic architecture and the peaceful evironment around it. This is located in the heart of Kolkata just adjacent to Birla Planaterium and a must visit if you have 3-40 minutes.
Written December 7, 2021
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India2,268 contributions
Feb 2021
Visited on 11th Feb 2021

Placed in a landmark area with Birla Planetarium and Victoria Memorial in walking distance this is a must visit place.

History and the place gives you the a feel of its time.

Maintenance has scope of improvement.

A picture place for photographers both during day time and evening, this is a must visit place.

There is an entry fee of INR 10/-- to enter the cathedral while for outside park access it is free.
Written February 13, 2021
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Gopal R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
It was an enthralling experience with a lot of resemblance to the cathedrals in Germany and the UK.The awesome architecture transports you to a time which is written only in history books.The alter is magnificent and there is a regal divinity about the place which helps in soothing the soul while sitting in the pews. Photography is generally forbidden inside the cathedral.
Written January 15, 2020
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Rasputin21
Melbourne, Australia2,194 contributions
Feb 2020
Unfortunately it is obvious that the High Anglican congregation is diminishing and the church is falling into slow decay. The exterior is marred by the remnants of the general dirt that pervades all Indian cities. The interior is dark and is difficult to see some of the wonderful wood carvings at the entrance or to go closer to the altar (it is roped off). The congregation meet in a smaller chapel. There are many sculptures and memorials to former British notaries and victims of various skirmishes with the native population.
Written February 26, 2020
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Anuradha
199 contributions
Jan 2020
Excellent cathedral with a grand structure which offers a lot of history. Very big prayer hall with beautiful glass paintings and arches. A must visit place. Inside the church photography is prohibited.
Written January 9, 2020
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Mander Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India313 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The St. Pauls Cathedral is one of the most important tourist landmarks of Kolkata. An important place of worship for the Christian community of the city was built by the British in the 19th century. It has a large compound with gardens.
Written October 5, 2020
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John M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
St Pauls cathedral is a lovely cathedral in the heart of the city. A tribute to British victorian architects. The architecture is something that could not really be achieved in modern India. The stained glass windows are amazing but cannot be properly seen as only the rear pews by the entrance are available to tourists. Would have liked to go nearer the alter but not allowed. Reading some of the memorial carvings and plaques brings back a sense of the colonial past.
Written January 21, 2020
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The Shots Of My Life
The Netherlands21 contributions
Mar 2020
Located at the heart of the city, the cathedral is a magnificent colonial style structure. The white walls, the coloured glass windows and the Indo-Gothic architecture makes this place one of the most visited ones on a trip to Kolkata. The mass halls and the altar is peaceful and one can enjoy a little slice of solitude here. The gardens are well maintained and the complex also comprises of a library and some museum artifacts.

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Written February 11, 2021
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MW46Jackson
Phnom Penh, Cambodia126 contributions
Feb 2020
Kolkata teems with life, but a few moments in the church offers some peace and quiet. Reading the many memorials on the walls over the last two hundred years, you can see how dangerous and short life was in the past.
Nice place to think about history or simply to rest and prepare for the next busy street.
Written February 27, 2020
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