Kolkata, the city of joy, the city of Rosogollas, and rich culture and heritage. Situated in the eastern part of India, Kolkata is a city of mixed cultures. The pages of history tell the number of people that have come across all corners of the world and settled in Kolkata, even though temporarily. With time, they have managed to create multiple architectural monuments in the city which have become the basis of the rich culture of Kolkata. Kolkata is the city where you can see some of the most beautiful and old churches in India. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Christian or not, the mesmerizing exterior and splendid interior is something which is a must-see experience for all the travelers in Kolkata. Many tourists around the country visit and book hotels in Kolkata to witness the beautiful churches in the city. Many couples book couple-friendly hotels in Kolkata and visit these places to seek blessings as well.  

Here are the top 9 churches in Kolkata which are a must-visit while you are here.

1-Assembly of God Church, Park Street

Assembly of God Church was established in the year 1954 by two Canadian missionary couples Mark and Huldah Buntain. At first, this church was established to be a school and a charitable organization. It is one of the common churches in Kolkata right across the park street corner where many people gather to seek blessings.

Location- Park Street

Timings- 6am to 6pm

2-St Paul’s Cathedral

Established in the year 1847, St Paul’s Cathedral was the first Episcopal Church in entire Asia and currently one of the famous churches in India. It was originally built to replace St John’s church. It has a Gothic style of architecture with beautiful glass windows and interiors. Located opposite to the Victoria Memorial, one can see a variety of plastic arts, libraries, and memorabilia inside the Church. Many tourists book hotels in Kolkata and visit this Church to seek some blessings and witness the beautiful architecture.

Location- Cathedral Road

Timings- 10 AM to 6 PM

3-St Thomas Church, Mirza Ghalib Street

St Thomas Church is a Roman Catholic Church and constructed by the Britishers. It has a Gothic style of architecture. This is the Church where Mother Theresa’s body was kept for about one week before her funeral in the year 1997. It has magnificent altar windows and exterior design. It is one of the famous churches in Kolkata where people visit regularly to seek blessings. Many newly wedded couples book a couple friendly hotel in Kolkata and visit this church to seek blessings for a new life.

Location-  Park Street area

Timings- 7 AM to 9 PM

4-Christ, The King Church

Christ Church is one of the beautiful churches in Kolkata which depicts a magnificent architectural style. It is a must-see religious destination while you are in the city. Being one of the largest churches in Kolkata, it hosts midnight gatherings as well.

Location- Syed Amir Ali Ave

Timings- 6:15 AM to 6:30 PM

5-Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta, Park Street

This is yet another beautiful church in Kolkata which was constructed by Pope George XVI of the Holy Vatican in the year 1834. It is one of the very first Metropolitan Archdiocese ever created in India. It is the seat of the Portuguese Church and Cathedral of The Most Holy Rosary

Location- Park Street

Timing- 7am to 6pm

6-Mar Thoma Syrian Church

This Church is commonly named as Malankara Mar Thomas Syrian Church. It follows the ancient Syriac High Church traditions. It is one of the famous churches in Kolkata and it also organizes many social events now and then to help the needy. This church has seen many changes and different policies during the time of Portuguese, Dutch, and British periods.

Location- Ahiripukur Road

Timings- 6:15 AM to 6:30 PM

7-Armenian Church of Kolkata, Mirza Ghalib Street

Armenian Church of Kolkata is the oldest church in Kolkata. Build in the year 1724, it has seen many changes in the design so far. One interesting thing about this church is, it is surrounded by a graveyard where you can spot the oldest grave with the date 11th June 1630. It has one of the most beautiful interiors with a good collection of old paintings that are being maintained well. Being the oldest church in the city, it is visited by many people throughout the country. Make sure to book a hotel in Kolkata for a comfortable trip.

Location- Armenian Street

Timings- 9 AM to 4 PM

8-St John’s Church, BBD Bagh

It is one of the first public buildings erected by the East India Company in Kolkata in the year 1784. This is the third oldest church in the city. Earlier it was known as Anglican Cathedral of Kolkata. Later, in the year 1847, it was converted into St Paul’s Cathedral. The interior of the church is beautifully designed with famous paintings like The Last Supper by Michelangelo. The church walls are designed with psalms, paintings, and different kinds of carves. Many tourists book hotels on an hourly basis or dayuse hotels in Kolkata and visit this Church to seek blessings.

Location- Council House Street

Timings- 8 AM to 5 PM

9-St Andrew’s Church

St Andrew’s Church is one of the most famous destinations to visit in Kolkata. It is the only Scottish church that you can see in this part of the world. Due to this many people visit this Church each year. They also book hotels in Kolkata and attend all the prayer meetings. The Church is tall and is one of the notable architectural and historical monuments in the city. It was first introduced to the public in the year 1818.

Location- Brabourne Road

Timings- 10 AM to 2 PM

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