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Cardboard Cathedral

234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0046
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Evening visit

Even later in the evening you can see straight into the church from the front door. So interesting... read more

Reviewed today
422iana
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Inspiring

Visited this temporary cathedral and was inspired by the resilience of the people of Christchurch... read more

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Elaine B
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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+64 3-366 0046
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Reviewed today via mobile

Even later in the evening you can see straight into the church from the front door. So interesting to see the lower half is containers.

Thank 422iana
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited this temporary cathedral and was inspired by the resilience of the people of Christchurch who built this amazing structure following the devastating earthquake. It is beautiful in it’s simplicity and the use of cardboard tubes has been thoughtfully used through different parts of the...More

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible piece of architecture born out of the earthquakes in Christchurch. Highlights the innovation and creativity of people to create solutions under the most difficult of circumstances. Well worth a visit and a few dollars to contribute to the rebuild.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with our 12yr old daughter and he really made it entertaining and informative. Well work a visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

When standing inside the Cathedral, it was truly amazing to recognise that it has been made out of cardboard and shipping containers. We were lucky to talk to an enthusiastic and friendly guide who explained the history of the church and how it was constructed....More

Thank Tahlea P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was so glad I went to visit this amazing church. Take the time to sit and reflect, even if you are not religious you cant help but be in awe of what they have done here and the history of it.

Thank thesigno4
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this place. What an eye-opener. Nice lady there who explained why it was called the cardboard cathedral and showed us around. It was lovely.

Thank Jolene R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A simply, but purposeful built Cathedral. Worth the visit to behold the ability to build such a massive structure with ‘cardboard’. This is a place for quiet reflection - even my 7, 9 and 10 year olds recognised this. Sit for a while and enjoy...More

Thank TravelMum84
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Must see while visiting Christchurch. The design & ingenuity are inspiring. We paid a donation towards a very informative tour by one of the follow clergy. It was well worth it. Not only did we learn about the cathedral but how the...More

Thank Natasha G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a beautiful cathedral to visit. Gorgeous design and friendly people working inside to chat to. Worth the visit

Thank barefootlouise
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dannykwok
13 November 2017|
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Response from sbj3 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no fees, although donations are gratefully accepted as it is estimated that it will cost over $100million to restore the original stone cathedral.
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