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Christchurch Cathedral

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Keep this as a historic site

I hope that thtis partly-ruined yet still majestic symbol of the city will be allowed to stand, in whole or in part... An emotiinal reminder and also of architectural interest. If... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Malton, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very sad to see that the Cathedral was still barricaded from the public and held up with supports so many years after the quake. There seems to be the obvious ongoing repair or revuild, either way costing a fortune. However, the cardboard Cathedral is spectacular in everyway and should be an example to all on how the most... More 

Thank Anne N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Appalling behavior of the church/council/govt, not being able to make a decision of what to do with this historic building post 2011 earthquake, 6 years people, get over your petty issues and rebuild it..

Thank Adrianhamill
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An "Extreme" eye opener to visitors to see Christchurch Icon being left open uncovered. A first hand look at what earthquakes can do to a wonderful piece of Christchurch's history and sadly how some people should not be at the helm. Visitors can see how it has been left years no work started due politics.

1 Thank Bunce-12
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Right in the heart of the city in Cathedral Square a dilapidated iconic building begging for restoration

1 Thank 495margaret
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Six years after the earthquakes that hit Christchurch NZ in February 2011, the old Cathedral Square is still a disaster area - the cathedral looking sad and neglected. One should probably see it to get a feel for what happened - and to appreciate that there are obviously ongoing local arguments about what should be done about it.- demolish and... More 

1 Thank PCWalter6
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Partly ruined by the Christchurch earthquakes, this stands as a testament to destruction and the impotence of the church authorities to make a decision about its future. What is going to happen to this beautiful building which is the reason for the name of the City?

1 Thank gregory886
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter if cold or wet, or the sun is shining, It is always worth a visit the Cathedral, although shattered battered and bruised, She the Cathedral,l still has her charm, It has been too long, and it time the restoration ought to have began, bringing her back to her former glory. My favorite time of day to be in... More 

Thank AndyH323
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shame there is a dispute about what to do, as this building sits in the main square and is simply crumbling. Apparently it will take years to sort out, and meanwhile the city is being rebuilt. Hope it's sorted soon as it's an iconic building. The cathedral square is a great place to visit though.

Thank Salcheltenham
Helensvale, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to see the cathedral and we felt very sad to see the state it is in. The once beautiful and majestic cathedral tells the story of devastation of the city. Gone was the hustle and bustle, hive of activity that we saw in a previous visit. Replaced by this sad cathedral shell and surrounded by... More 

Thank DondeaB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hope that thtis partly-ruined yet still majestic symbol of the city will be allowed to stand, in whole or in part... An emotiinal reminder and also of architectural interest. If it disappeared completely and were to be replaced with a different structure or space, something definitely would be lost to the feeling of being in central Christchurch.

Thank Joyce Y

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