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Christchurch Cathedral

Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-363 4420
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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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"former glory"
in 24 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 37 reviews
"sad reminder"
in 20 reviews
"earth quake"
in 16 reviews
"first hand"
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"devastating earthquake"
in 7 reviews
"new zealand"
in 13 reviews
"ruins"
in 90 reviews
"restore"
in 49 reviews
"fate"
in 13 reviews
"fencing"
in 12 reviews
"debate"
in 11 reviews
"powers"
in 8 reviews
"restoration"
in 24 reviews
"structure"
in 31 reviews
"symbol"
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"politics"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone who comes to Christchurch has seen this. It is very sad to see all the destruction from the quake especially the Cathedral right in the middle of town, but was very relaxing watching everyone in Cathedral square.

Thank berkyboy1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cathedral is a no go area held up by a steel frame outside on thend where the bell tower collapsed. I hope it will be spared demolition and restored to its former glory. especially as it was the focal piece for Cathedral square which...More

Thank 13out
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a more than a shame that such an important building continues to languish for want of restoration so many years after the earthquake/s. We passed by the ruin of this beautiful building several times during our stay in Christchurch; it is affecting to...More

Thank Melbourne3058
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christchurch Cathedral is a very sad place to visit. The destruction is tremendous and the tempoary abandonment of the cathedral is distressing. All the trees growing, pigeons flying, and other birds living in a beautiful building just simply makes things worse. I am glad...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely building. Sadly it was badly damaged, which is evident. It is great that it will be restored, even at great cost.

Thank YLisette
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks like an iconic of the city but was ruined by the earthquake and yet to be restored. No more mass service here but you can get the information next door - the parish house.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it has been some years since i travelled to Christchurch and it was quite sad to see the cathedral in such a state. it has been approved for renovation so might be back to its old self if i go in another 10 years

Thank Pamikki
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing photographs before and after the earthquake I hope the cathedral will one day be restored to its former glory.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must have been the centrepiece of the city but looking quite forlorn now - although the majority is still standing. I understand that it is going to be renovated.

Thank BBTrisha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would like to have called it 'excellent' but that doesn't feel right. It is a poignant symbol of what happened in February 2011. The recent decision to repair it has been controversial and is likely to receive continued opposition: many of the local faithful (now...More

Thank ChrisJS51
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Roger W
February 20, 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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August 6, 2015|
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