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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  • We were here about 17/18 clock. We were shocked by the extent of the devastation caused in Christchurch. RE: we actually start Mall empfanfden as a clever idea. But... (Totally overpriced) up on a business and a way to eat, was everything. There are probably twenty food carts and tourists were a bunch on the road. Luckily, another one had open and there, the food was also really good then. A total shame that it is handled not tourist friendly.
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  • We started at the empty chairs memorial for the earthquake victims and through the shopping mall to the Memorial Arch and there were plenty examples of how this city was and is affected by the quake.  more »
  • There are many facilities of the Canterbury earthquake Quake city, fresh start, modern art objects as there are exhibited here, has become a new city attractions.
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