Cashel Street, Christchurch

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Christchurch's imaginative response to a natural disaster, Cashel Street contains a series of shipping containers housing a community of small but thriving shops. Pedestrianized since the 1980s, this neighborhood suffered severe damage in 2011, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake caused facades and entire buildings to collapse. Rejuvenated since then, this busy shopping street in the central business district now serves as a major tourist attraction, drawing shoppers and sightseers with its funky stores, food trucks, and weekend markets. Stop by the area to witness Christchurch's spirit of renewal and shop for designer clothing, shoes, food, and handmade souvenirs. To visit Cashel Street and other attractions in Christchurch, use our Christchurch trip planner .
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  • So, I was very curious to see this container mall, and sadly we missed it by about a month. They are slowly dismantling it now that the buildings in the area are finished and ready for stores to occup...  more »
  • A unique 'street' with shops and restaurants (temporarily?) housed in containers. They have been giving funky make-overs, so what you see is almost an architectural achievement. We loved the (fast foo...  more »
  • We visited Christchurch in May to check how the construction was going. Pleasantly surprised to see 'container city' still operating. Such an iconic boutique area cannot help but love it, both for wha...  more »

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