Kolkata is too crowded and noisy. Air pollution has reached its alarming level in the city. The weather is too hot and humid most of the time. Yet, amidst all these negatives, there are still some things about Kolkata that will never lose their charm. One of these is Kolkata’s heritage. Kolkata is rich in its historical, cultural and architectural inheritance. And when we talk about Kolkata’s heritage St. Paul’s Cathedral definitely comes in our mind. This beautiful colonial architecture dotting the cityscape stood the test of time from its colonial past.
St Paul’s Cathedral, situated on Cathedral Road, was built between 1839 and 1847 A.D. The steeple of the church was damaged twice in earthquake and reconstructed to current design in the year 1938.
St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most important churches in India. Inside you’ll find some beautiful statuettes and stained glass work on windows. Photography is prohibited inside. However, the church is open to everyone who wants to spend some moments of quiet and peace in the house of god.
How to Reach
The quickest way to reach the cathedral is (if you are not traveling by car) to travel by metro and getting down at Rabindra Sadan station. Then walk towards Rabindra Sadan and take right turn on Cathedral Road where the church is situated on the east side of Victoria Memorial Hall, another most important monument in Kolkata. Continue walk for a couple of minute along the road. The gate of the church will be on your right-hand side.
Check out my previous post for more details on Victoria Memorial Hall – Being a tourist in my city Kolkata: Destination Victoria Memorial Hall.