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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the transitional cathedral which is being used while the old cathedral in Cathedral Square is being rebuilt. The transitional site is referred to as the 'cardboard cathedral' due to some of the material that was used in its construction. It opens up at...More

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit. It is an astounding example of ingenuity. It may only be a temporary structure but has a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't like the cardboard cathedral, it lacks history and has no warmth. Sadly I don't recommend it.

Thank TriggerRosie
Reviewed 1 week ago

While lodging at the Amross Motor Lodge our host mentioned this venue as a place to visit while touring the sites of Christchurch. So glad we took the time to spend a few moments at the Cathedral and learn more about it's history as the...More

Thank GinainBelgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very unusual and versatile building. It is foremost a church and the temporary replacement for Christ Church Cathedral, but it is more than that. It has most interesting architecture using giant cardboard tubes as the building material. It has a lovely stained-glass...More

Thank Votting
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to look at the (in Christchurch) famous cardboard cathedral. The scale is very good and the sounds inside carry very well, admission is free but there is a donation box. For a building with a very short history it has a lot of...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christchurch didn't need this Cardboard abomination. The city needs to rebuild and look at developing valuable new designs for retail and entertainment in order to make bring profit and high spirits and feel back to the city. There are people years after still waiting for...More

Thank Pandafitravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful cathedral that was erected quickly since all the churches were damaged in the earthquake. There are always people around to answer questions and tell you about the cathedral, even a small gift shop if you'd like to buy something. It's beautiful to see...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on Father's Day for the choral evening service. Beautiful choir and cathedral. I'm not particularly religious but can appreciate the ceremony and rituals. Beautiful way to end the day.

Thank LPtravelNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful shigeru ban building, cardboard cathedral. Rainey day but it looked beautiful, great guides, passionate and made the visit. A must visit.

Thank ewanb99
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