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Christchurch Cathedral

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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-363 4420
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Reviewed yesterday

One day it will be restored. Meanwhile it’s a sad reminder of the earthquake and the difficulty of getting multiple organisations to easily cooperate to get a big project off the ground. But it will happen and it will get restored.. just not this year!

Thank matthew l
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sad to see but a symbol of Christchurch's history. Complete contrast to the amazing Cardboard Cathedral.

Thank josiecolclough
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An enduring symbol of the power of nature, at least until it is either restored or demolished. It is also a symbol of the time it takes to recover from earthquakes and other disasters. It is symbolic of insurance complexities, of the complexity of community...More

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aftermath of the earthquakes at full glory. The church is fenced up and you can't enter. Catch a glimpse of it through the opening of the fencing. There were afew standees with brief history you can read up on.

Thank AbdulRahman123456789
Reviewed 1 week ago

How to rate this? A once beautiful building which is now a ruin, a fenced off building site. I guess it is a must-see, but one to shed a tear over - rather like the rest of this city.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s just an old Cathedral that got damaged in the earthquake. The council, insurers ,eqc and church continually squabble like girls after a curry. For goodness sakes. Knock it down or build it up. It’s a monstrous carbuncle. A massive embarrassment, an example of intransigence.

Thank SaxonFraser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The effects of the earthquakes are everywhere around Christchurch but this magnificent church highlights the damage. Still 80% in tact a large area has been destroyed and not yet repaired.

Thank markboyd60
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy visiting historic cathedrals then you don’t want to miss this one! The church is lovely with artwork that rivals any in Europe. The botanical gardens outside add another dimension. Just lovely!

Thank Shari S
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited on Tuesday 22nd May. What a sad sight, I hope one day to be able to see Christchurch Cathedral restored its former glory so we can go inside again.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Yet another example of the courage and hope for the future shown amid the evidential horrible devastation of that fateful day.

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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