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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This church has been damaged by earthquake almost 10 years ago and restoration plan is still on going. Good sightings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jokl78
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hope this place starts getting restored soon. I'm sure it will be beautiful again! As it stands now, there are walls around it and scaffolding shoring it up.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Devastating to see this beautiful old cathedral laying in ruins several years after the earthquake struck. Hopefully one day it will rise again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ajb1207
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is iconic scene as we all saw in pictures coming from when earthquake happened hope it is restored as it is also an historic site in Christchurch

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guide633889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral is fenced and you are only able to view it from afar. It is sad looking at once was an historic icon of Christchurch. It was the Cathedral in Cathedral Square the Centre of the town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 540jacintag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a shame to see the ruins and no decision has yet to be made about it's future. A huge symbol of the 2011 earthquake.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is so sad to see this in the centre of town after many years deciding what they are going to do while the seagulls have made a mess of this building.Hopefully I will see the finish result in my time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deedeehammy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great visual reminder that nature has the last say. No matter how glorious a building is, nature can in minutes bring it down to it's knees. This is a stark reminder we can be knocked down but with determination can once again...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard stories of the devastation from the earthquakes in 2010-11, and this site brought it all in to focus. The sadness I felt was replaced by the knowledge that it would be rebuilt.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoeMamaVegas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the devastated building from outside the fence. Good reminder to treasure life and not take it for granted. Happened to chance upon Diwali fair beside the church. Added some positive notes to the down atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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