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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  • Shipping containers repurposed as shops with lots of food vendors for inexpensive meals. As town is rebuilt the number of shops is decreasing, but still good for a walk around.  more »
  • Great to see how this city is in progress Nice shops with, modern architecture, in one word Great! At first we had to get used to this city because there are a lot of empty spots but when you see what...  more »
  • What a great place to stop and have a bite to eat or drink while watching all the people from different countries visiting Christchurch. Plus, there a quite a few shops located in these unique structu...  more »

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