St Paul's Cathedral


St Paul's Cathedral Overview

Ranked 3 of 8 sightseeing in Alipore

Kolkata’s St. Pauls’ Cathedral is a part of the Anglican Communion and Church of North India. In 1839, this church was started by Bishop Daniel Wilson, which was finished by 1847. The interior of the church has been designed in the Gothic Revival Style with two murals in Florentine Renaissance style and tainted glass windows. The church and its tower was engineered following the Norwich Cathedral, which had to be rebuilt after the 1934 earthquake in Calcutta, following Canterbury Cathedral’s Bell Harry Tower.

Tourists can see the 201 ft high structure of the cathedral from a long distance. The hall of the cathedral is huge and decorated with carved wooden chairs and artwork and murals. The pictures inside the church describe the life and works of St. Paul. The place is peaceful and surrounded with huge trees. Recently a meditation spot has been added to the campus, in collaboration with Tagore’s Shantiniketan. The coffin of Bishop Wilson is placed in an underground chamber and his commission plate conferred by Queen Victoria is displayed here.

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