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Address: Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Wow--what an example of the devastating power of earthquakes to all of us that live on the Pacific Rim.--It will generate awe and then fear over such a beautiful monument of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our hotel looked right down on this site. It is very sad to see the damage. It seems to be the centre of the city area so would be nice to see some rehabilitation occurring.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a poignant reminder of the devastating earthquake in Christchurch. There are ruins of buildings of a bygone era such as this all over Britain and Europe but it is time and long past conflicts that have been their downfall, not a 5 minute blitz by mother nature

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Gold Coast, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent 50 years in business in this beautiful city and I am like so many others greatly saddened to see the centre point of Cathedral Square no longer with a Cathedral. The rebuild dispute also saddens us and the make shift Cardboard Cathedral should never have been built ,that money should have gone back into this central Cathedral.

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Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is no closer to repair than it was. It is fenced off from the public and the garden is overgrown and full of debris. It is a very sad building.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christchurch earthquakes were 6 years ago. The landmark Christchurch cathedral was severely damaged and isn't stable. Yet, it stands with all of the damage showing. There isn't enough money to restore it, but people don't want it destroyed. No decision has been made on what to do, so it waits. Christchurch residents don't want visitors to remember the city... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow--what an example of the devastating power of earthquakes to all of us that live on the Pacific Rim.--It will generate awe and then fear over such a beautiful monument of Christchurch. Couple that to the sub text of political indecision and controversy--too late to rescue?? Why wasn't it rebuilt--perhaps in the way you see partial ancient castles and cathedrals... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Christchurch on the 6th year anniversary of the quake and saw the damage that hasn't been repaired yet. It must have been a grand old building before the quake, Locals told us there's a debate going on after restoration priorities. Seems like it's either the sports arena or the Cathedral that will be rehabbed, but not enough funds... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go in to the cathedral, or even get very close to it (for obvious reasons), but it is still worth seeing. It stands as a stark reminder of the devastation this city endured. Standing in front of the cathedral reminded me of our visit to the a-bomb dome in Hiroshima, Japan, While many of Christchurch's damaged buildings have... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

should be restored by now. 6 long year it has been a sorry sight in what was the heart of an English style City.

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Laval, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a previous trip, the Christchurch Cathedral was a jewel of the city. After the earthquake of 2011 and now, it was very badly da- maged : the church tower has been completely destroyed and also the façade. The stained-glass windows are no more. The cathedral is closed and will remain closed for a very long time. It's a real... More 

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