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While it's still very clear to see that Cathedral Square remains representative of the profound... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Cathedral remains dominate the square

Cathedral Square was once a centre of sightseeing activity in the town centre. Sadly, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While it's still very clear to see that Cathedral Square remains representative of the profound destruction of our city, it's heartwarming to get a glimmer of hope and restoration. Turanga, our new Public Library has now opened beside the Cathedral. It's an fairly unprepossessing building...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cathedral Square was once a centre of sightseeing activity in the town centre. Sadly, the earthquakes of 2010-11 damaged the Christchurch Cathedral beyond repair. It is now sectioned off and off limits to visitors, leaving the square somewhat in a state of limbo when it...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's still off-limits to the public with a fence around it, but I was actually kind of surprised to see the big cathedral in a better condition than I had expected (really the damage I saw was pretty much "only on one side" where there...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got to see famous cathedral that was destroyed by EARTH quake just a few years ago. Some parts Christchurch city is in redeveloping. It was cool to walk around the CBD and witness lots of building still being rebuild including this amazing Cathetral.

Thank Tour345681
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cathedral Square marks the centre of the city. It still bears the scars from the devastating earthquake of 2011, but is slowly bouncing back. The new library will help.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Progress is slow, but it is reopen. But cathedral square junction is fully functional and well worth visiting

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Visited on Tuesday 22nd May. Cathedral Square is the most visited part of Christchurch and still bears the scars of the earthquake. I hope to return one day to see Cathedral Square restored to its former glory.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

A very sad example of the devastation that occurred on that terrible day. Must be seen and always remembered.

Thank robin p
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

One of the most visited spots in Christchurch is Cathedral Square, where stands a giant aluminum monument called The Chalice representing 42 native kiwi plants. The Cathedral was partially destroyed by the earthquake of magnitude 7, but the square is full of history and cultures,...More

Thank Diogo F
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Christchurch is being rebuilt, but except the cathedral. It is possible to see the broken building today. There is a food market on the weekend too.

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