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Cardboard Cathedral

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234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0046
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234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0046
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An awe-inspiring building with a beautiful story behind it. The hosts / custodians of the church are both passionate and extremely knowledgeable about this piece of infrastructure, as well as the one which came before it. They took us on a quick, free tour of...More

Thank relax-eat-swim360
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The temporary replacement for the Christchurch cathedral was designed by Shigeru Ban. I had giant cardboard tube beams that form a steep A frame to support the roof. It is very clever yet functional, and though small it has an airy feel. It was designed...More

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walking around Christchurch I came upon the Cardboard Cathedral. Erected after the earthquake in 2011 the cathedral still stands as the original cathedral is still unrepaired. Reminder of the chaos the quake caused.

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The cathedral design is unique, with the building standing out from a distance when we first drove through the city. I was glad that I made my way there a few days later for a quick look - it only requires half an hour and...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This building has compressed cardboard pillars on the insides of the church. It was built to commemorate the deaths off those 185 people who died in the earthquakes. It has a lovely ambiance and beautiful decor inside. A real art deco design. For those thinking...More

Thank Shaats
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Inspiring given the history of the Chapel and Christchurch earthquake. Won’t take more than 30 min. 👍

Thank STCbris
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went with friend to see. Anazing what they have done for the middle of Christchurch.Very bright and peaceful. Nice to see people just taking time out to have a few moments to themselves.Plus a place where you can take food.

Thank deedeehammy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architected and history of this place is interesting. Built for $6 million after main cathedral was damaged by earthquake. Nice gift shop

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful ambience as you would expect. Well worth a visit . Near by is the 185 white chairs exhibition which represents the largest lives lost in the earthquake both should be visited together

1  Thank Louise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great a temporary Cathedral till they deiced what to do with the damaged one but very impressive.

Thank traveller020953
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13 November 2017|
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Response from sbj3 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no fees, although donations are gratefully accepted as it is estimated that it will cost over $100million to restore the original stone cathedral.