Fodor's Expert Review St. Paul's Cathedral

Central Kolkata and the Maidan Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Completed in 1847, the cathedral now has a steeple modeled after the one at Canterbury; previous steeples were destroyed by earthquakes in 1897 and 1934. Florentine frescoes, the stained-glass western window, and a gold communion plate presented by Queen Victoria are prize possessions. Birds congregate in the interior eaves. The lawns and the Parish Hall are a popular venue for marriages and other functions.

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Kolkata, West Bengal  India

33-2223–0127

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