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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 yesterday

designed by the famous japanese archtiect Shigeru Ban, this is supposed to be a transitional chapel built after the earthquake in 2011. Simple in form but shows its charm through the stained glass. Particularly impressive at night.

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing cathedral and a poignant reminder of the earthquake devastation that occurred. It's good to visit the damaged cathedral too so you can fully appreciate the impact to the city centre.

Thank Bernard T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Cathedral is a must see in Christchurch. Regardless of your faith, this cathedral is an important symbol of Christchurch's resilience and ingenuity after the earthquakes. Just a short walk from the CBD, the cathedral is open for tourists to visit and the parishioners are...More

Thank misshazeyeyed
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture. Feels so serene and welcoming as a Church and tourist attraction. Very humble experience.

Thank Jodee R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great idea to restore the faith of the people of a tragedy affected place. You wont believe it is made up of card boards.

Thank Melbing M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little cynical about this after all the furore about whether the old cathedral should be pulled down or rebuilt and the cost of this being a waste of cash but I take back what I thought. Don't be put off by what...More

Thank ShaunandHelen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool to see what they have done in the interim after the earthquakes. The ladies inside were very nice. Worth a short visit.

Thank natnoodle11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we intended just a short visit out of curiosity, we stayed for almost an hour talking to one of the volunteers who gave us a great background to its construction and architectural detailing. It is a truly impressive building and a complete contrast to...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago

So impressed by this ingenious building! The kids loved looking at the cardboard tubes etc that make up this building. A great way of keeping the spirit of Christchurch while plans are made for the old building. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly significant structure if faith and Architectural design. Well worth a visit! We even met the female Bishop of Canterbury (Rt Rev Victoria Matthews)

Thank vonRothschild
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