St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
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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
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Ankita152014
    New Delhi, India109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gothic Architecture at its best
    Very beautiful and positive place. This place is built about 250 years ago. There is an entry fees of Rs 10 for Indians. And do light the candles here. Its takes you back in history. The wooden work at the church is magnificent. Currently some restoration work is also happening. The windows are also very pretty. And the Gothic architecture gives an European vibe.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Sonal Agarwal
    Bengaluru, India383 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous church of the British Era
    If you are in Kolkata, don’t forget to visit this church. It is a gorgeous church which will take you back to the British era. It is situated near the Victoria Memorial (walking distance). The atmosphere and surroundings are charming and you will get a lot of peace inside the church. There is a garden as well in front of the church but it is prohibited to enter. Photography or videography is prohibited inside the church. There is a small entry fee to the church Rs.10.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
  • cutelady Baluch
    Muscat Governorate, Oman3,199 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    first cathedral in the overseas territory of the British Empire.
    is a must-visit for those who seek enriching historical and architectural pleasure on their vacation trips. In the heart of the city, this colossal structure reminds you of the colonial times and takes you down the memory lane. Entry fees 10 INR photography not allowed inside...
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
  • Vikas L
    Bengaluru, India62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Legacy preserved
    An amazingly beautiful Gothic style Cathedral, I believe the first in a British Overseas territory. Beautifully preserved with its whites shining bright. A great place to visit if you enjoy history. Open until 6pm and an minimal entry ticket of Rs10 with and additional Rs50 should you need to park your car. Its just besides the Planetarium in the heart of Kolkata. It is a revered place and an active chapel with a lot of history and remembrances of British heroes on its walls
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 February 2024
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,85,101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    White Gothic Cathedral
    This cathedral was built in 1847 to accommodate the growing European and Christian population in Kolkata. The building is built in Neo-Gothic style. The exterior of the building is noticeably covered in a brilliant white of lime plaster. Except much of the plaster is now covered in dirt, although the plaster does show through the cleaner bits.The entrance has an unusually long hall, leading up to the nave. The interior of the building has been slightly adapted to the climate conditions with fans overhead to keep worshippers cool. Unusually for a cathedral of this size, there aren’t that many stained glass windows except at the altar which mainly covers the crucifixion and I guess scenes of Jesus conducting sermons
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 March 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This cathedral was built in 1847 to accommodate the growing European and Christian population in Kolkata. The building is built in Neo-Gothic style. The exterior of the building is noticeably covered in a brilliant white of lime plaster. Except much of the plaster is now covered in dirt, although the plaster does show through the cleaner bits.The entrance has an unusually long hall, leading up to the nave. The interior of the building has been slightly adapted to the climate conditions with fans overhead to keep worshippers cool. Unusually for a cathedral of this size, there aren’t that many stained glass windows except at the altar which mainly covers the crucifixion and I guess scenes of Jesus conducting sermons
Written 2 March 2024
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Vikas L
Bengaluru, India62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
An amazingly beautiful Gothic style Cathedral, I believe the first in a British Overseas territory. Beautifully preserved with its whites shining bright. A great place to visit if you enjoy history. Open until 6pm and an minimal entry ticket of Rs10 with and additional Rs50 should you need to park your car. Its just besides the Planetarium in the heart of Kolkata. It is a revered place and an active chapel with a lot of history and remembrances of British heroes on its walls
Written 22 February 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,015 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
All about the stained glass windows. Lovely. Beautiful and peaceful. You cannot photograph inside. If you sit down, women on one side and men on the other.
Written 11 January 2024
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman3,199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
is a must-visit for those who seek enriching historical and architectural pleasure on their vacation trips. In the heart of the city, this colossal structure reminds you of the colonial times and takes you down the memory lane.
Entry fees 10 INR
photography not allowed inside...
Written 27 December 2023
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Sonal Agarwal
Bengaluru, India383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you are in Kolkata, don’t forget to visit this church. It is a gorgeous church which will take you back to the British era. It is situated near the Victoria Memorial (walking distance). The atmosphere and surroundings are charming and you will get a lot of peace inside the church. There is a garden as well in front of the church but it is prohibited to enter. Photography or videography is prohibited inside the church.
There is a small entry fee to the church Rs.10.
Written 6 November 2023
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Discover58247221377
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The entry fee of 10 rupees for this church is something new and it is not an entry ticket. It is mentioned as donation of 10rupees. It is a forceful donation taken out from people. Make sure you do not pay that amount to these people in the name of entry ticket charges!
Written 27 October 2023
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Ankita152014
New Delhi, India109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Very beautiful and positive place. This place is built about 250 years ago. There is an entry fees of Rs 10 for Indians. And do light the candles here. Its takes you back in history. The wooden work at the church is magnificent. Currently some restoration work is also happening. The windows are also very pretty. And the Gothic architecture gives an European vibe.
Written 18 October 2023
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Dugu28042020
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
WE INDIANS MAKING MOCKERY OF ALL THIS MONUMENTS..its created by the Britishers where now Indian bishop creating his own facetoon all over in church area and making mockery of that place.still its looking good dont know what future lies there.5star for the history and how beautifully it was created.if we go for now it will get damage
Written 28 February 2023
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iti_94
jamshedpur263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a must visit so decided to visit it on 24th morning ,went inside and sat for a few moments.The inside is full of information .There is nice parking inside for a fee of Rs 50.we had a nice time visiting the cathedral
Written 9 January 2023
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Dr. Parikshet Sirohi
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Located across the Birla Planetarium, the Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta. The cornerstone was laid in 1839, while the rest of the building was completed in 1847. Said to be the largest church in Kolkata and the first Anglican cathedral in Asia, it was also the first new-built cathedral in the overseas territory of the British Empire. The edifice stands on Cathedral Road on the "island of attractions" to provide for more space for the growing population of the European community in Calcutta in the 1800s. The architectural design is "Indo-Gothic", which is a Gothic architectural style designed to meet the climate of India. Following the 1897 earthquake and the subsequent massive earthquake of 1934, when Calcutta suffered substantial damage, the cathedral was reconstructed to a revised design. The cathedral complex has a library, situated over the western porch, and a display of plastic art forms and some other memorabilia.
Written 1 January 2023
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