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Christchurch Cathedral

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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-363 4420
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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So sad to see it so ruined. We remember taking our children when they were very very young to visit the cathedral and go up the stairway to the top. Hopefully it will get restored one day.

Thank MarieAnnNZ
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting structure to see, as it is still standing after a very large earthquake quite a few years ago. The entire site is fenced off, as it is structurally unsound (being help up by steel posts/supports), but you can see what's...More

Thank Rose W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cannot believe this iconic place has been left as a ruin for so long, it is heartbreaking to see it like it is, such an eyesore .

Thank Tawaite
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was very interesting even though you can not go in it , but there are photo's and information to read around it which show you what it did look like. come on rebuild it.

Thank traveller020953
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the transitional Cathedral which was an amazing structure in itself. Easy to pop in and visit, friendly staff and happy for you to take photos. Please make a donation.

Thank barrettg41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The earthquake in 2011 destroyed at least half of this Cathedral. They are planning to rebuild, but in the meantime they have left it open to the elements and the birds! But, there's still a lot to marvel at. It's located in the central plaza...More

Thank Osote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm glad to see but felt really sad about the earthquake in the past what happened but the city more developed and modern right now.

Thank NamFahBluewaterworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As if Christchurch's apocalyptic emptiness isn't a strong enough reminder - the sad state of the cathedral really highlights the extent of devastation this city suffered and the fact that there is still so much work to be done. It is definitely worth a visit...More

Thank Thogo55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had forgotten about the awful earthquake six years ago so seeing the Cathedral set me back. Such havoc, you wonder if it will ever be the edifice it once was.

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really sad to see the beautiful church building was destroyed by earthquake. The surrounding areas are still pending for recovery. This may take some time as some of the scenes are showing no sign of work start not to say done.

Thank Hongkongboy55
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Roger W
20 February 2017|
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Response from JillW21 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to park and walk as there is no through-traffic. Pedestrian area really.
6 August 2015|
Response from summerbeaches2016 | Reviewed this property |
Correct. Thanks