St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is a CNI Cathedral of Anglican background located in Kolkata. It is noted for its Gothic architecture and the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta. The cornerstone of the church was laid in 1839 following which the building was completed in 1847. It is said that the cathedral is largest in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It also happens to be the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire.
Apart from Bishop Daniel Wilson, the founder of the cathedral, the second notable burial in the church is that of John Paxton Norman who was an acting chief justice assassinated in 1871.
Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
Type of Place
- Senior Citizen
- Netaji Shubhash Chandra International Airport
- Kolkata Railway Station
- Timing: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM To 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: Free
- The architecture of the cathedral is unique and one of its kind. Churches with this architecture has rarely been made in India.
There is also an "episcopal throne" on the southern flank of the altar.
The Parish hall where the social functions are organised.
The library which has books by Bishop Wilson.
Things to Buy
- When we talk of Kolkata, we must not forget about the things that can be bought from here which includes the most famous Tea from Darjeeling, cotton sarees terracotta statues, Kalighat paintings, Kantha embroidery and lastly those sweets.
Things to Eat
- If you are in Kolkata you must not forget to try Roshogulla, Sandesh, Chanchur, Kosha Mangsho (Mutton curry), Chelo kebab, Mughlai parantha, Kachori-torkari-Jalebi, Phuchka, Ghugni, Macherjhol, Telebhaja, Kathi rolls, Kolkata biryani, Pitha, Jhalmuri, Radha Pallavi, mishit doi and Thandai/Kulfi.
Things to enjoy
- Prayers on Sunday.
On Christmas, this place becomes gorgeous.