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An amazing architectural experience. It's small and you only need 30 minutes but make time to fit... read more

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Beautifully designed church

The cardboard church is beautifully designed and perfectly located in the heart of... read more

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234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing architectural experience. It's small and you only need 30 minutes but make time to fit it in when you visit Christchurch

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cardboard church is beautifully designed and perfectly located in the heart of Christchurch. It’s a great tourist attraction and a place to just sit and take it all in.

Thank capitalfoodie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the temporary cathedral in leu of the original that was pretty much destroyed in the earthquakes of 2010-2011. The original cathedral is in a shambles and is under reconstruction which will take about 10 years or so we were told. It’s a point...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such an amazing building to come out of such a tragedy. Amazing architecture, knowledgeable staff and a realy peaceful place to just sit and enjoy.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral (known locally as the ‘Cardboard Cathedral’ due to the compressed cardboard column construction) and was impressed by the volunteers who patrol the space. I went there with friends twice over the summer and was grateful for the warm welcome and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cardboard cathedral is a real gem for the broken city, it has been a lovely calming place for visitors to go, and for residents to go for serenity. Having been there at the start of its construction by painting the cardboard tubes, gives us...More

Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful space; such a clever response to a tragic event. The guides are helpful and this little cathedral is a place of contemplation as much as a marvel of architecture.

Thank Janekiwi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hard to believe this cathedral is made mostly from cardboard, as it is flexible material, so shouldn't be affected by an earthquake. Worth seeing, but just as a quick stop.

Thank Emalea S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An innovative solution to a terrible problem. It is impressive, ingenious, strangely beautiful and worth a look.

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been in the cathedral for musical concerts, church services and a funeral. Every time we fewel gratitude to those people who had the foresight to see how this magnificent and unique structure would meet the needs of Christchurch post-earthquake.

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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.