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Christchurch Cathedral

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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-363 4420
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  • Excellent30%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“former glory” (24 reviews)
“sad reminder” (20 reviews)
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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-363 4420
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"beautiful building"
in 40 reviews
"former glory"
in 24 reviews
"sad reminder"
in 20 reviews
"earth quake"
in 18 reviews
"first hand"
in 7 reviews
"devastating earthquake"
in 7 reviews
"new zealand"
in 14 reviews
"ruins"
in 91 reviews
"restore"
in 54 reviews
"fate"
in 13 reviews
"restoration"
in 27 reviews
"fencing"
in 12 reviews
"debate"
in 12 reviews
"powers"
in 8 reviews
"structure"
in 31 reviews
"symbol"
in 23 reviews
"politics"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying out by the airport, but wanted to see Christchurch Square...it was an experience to see the devastation of the Cathedral that even now has an aura bout it. Unsure if it should be repaired or demolished...what a dreadful choice to have to...More

Thank autumn19
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see but if you want to see what earthquake had done to Christchurch. Its one of the more prominent building that was damaged. The area is fenced, you had to take pictures through the fence, but there are information available. A nice...More

Thank itcheetam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is still awaiting demolition and the stalls and markets have not returned following the earthquake in 2011. Some street performers were still in action but the Square is not worth making a special effort to visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really some action needs to taken. At least tidy it up a bit til a decision is made. Your inaction needs some REaction soon

Thank RabnDazz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see there the results from the earthquake so it could impress you and you can have an idea how was Christchurch before

Thank EMonle
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A disgusting wreck in the epicentre of Christchurch for nearly a decade now. Those responsible for prolonging this should be SHAMED. Many tram drivers and residents I spoke with echoed these thoughts. Whilst some of Christchurch is at last being restored to a modern replacement...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Giving a rating to such a tragic site is impossible. All one can say is that it remains a symbolic and iconic monument to the traumatic and damaging effects of the 2011 earthquake. What is to happen to the building remains unclear, and surely the...More

Thank malcsaville
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes caused severe damage to the historic Christchurch Cathedral and it is not possible to visit it in 2018. It is uncertain if the building will be demolished or rebuilt. In the meantime the ruined building reminds everyone of the destructive...More

Thank DarylJ552
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Walking around the Cathedral, it is easy to take photos, Such an historic and beautiful edifice. I was informed that there are plans to restore the Cathedral at a cost of over 100 Million NZD.

Thank Lee M
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Cathedral is been severely damaged during the earthquake of 2011. According the tramway guide no plans to restore in the near future No access.

Thank Erwin H
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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.
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6 August 2015|
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