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Christchurch Cathedral

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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Saw the beautiful cathedral under renovation and restoration in December 2016 since the earthquake had freshly hit south of NZ in October-November. You can walk around the cathedral and explore the city.The old trams still function and are a very good and relaxed way to...More

Thank JeeneS99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed the Christ Cathedral nearly every day & it is sad to see something that was once beautiful going to ruin, a home for pigeons. Heard from a tram diver that it will be restored to its former beauty even if it took 6...More

Thank MBB1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can admire the old structure and even though they are currently still damaged from the earthquake they are still beautiful

Thank michellelI1074HP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place looks like Bosnia after the war. Cannot believe the Government has allowed this place to look like this - kick the Anglican Church out and get someone in who cares about the place!!

Thank Wagstaar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skip it they have had 6 years or more to repair or at least start to repair and done nothing it is now overgrown

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a shame that this has sat in ruins for so long. What are they waiting for? I don't like the new idea to get rid of the road that goes around it and replace it with a water feature.

Thank training1029
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Nothing happening at this iconic building damaged by quake and not inertia - can see inside from around perimeter

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The cathedral is a ruins now, but there is still beauty in that. There are some great viewing points from the square. It is clear to see how amazing it must have been in its glory days.

Thank catiepie1011
Reviewed 15 August 2017

When you visit Christchurch you cannot help but be drawn to the remains of the cathedral. It's very sad to see it in its present state but it's a powerful reminder of the shaky ground that the city stands upon. While I realise it will...More

Thank Pieter B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I never saw the Cathedral as it once stood, but over the years since the earthquakes, I have seen it get worse and worse. The majesty of the building can still be seen, though it is now housing for pigeons.

Thank Vance W
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Roger W
20 February 2017|
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Response from summerbeaches2016 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Park or slow drive by are fine. Park for a longer look.
6 August 2015|
Response from summerbeaches2016 | Reviewed this property |
Correct. Thanks