Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch

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#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Christchurch
Originally built between 1864 and 1904, Christchurch Cathedral once stood as the beautiful Gothic Revival seat for the Bishop of Christchurch. Since its construction, however, it has sustained gradual damage from earthquakes--most notably in February 2011. The disaster destroyed the spire and tower, and further damage continued in later earthquakes. Its former community now worships at a new home, and visitors can only view the outside of the cathedral ruins. See Christchurch Cathedral and all Christchurch has to offer by arranging your trip with our Christchurch trip itinerary maker app .
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  • As a visitor to this City, I found it very strange that 6 years after the earthquakes, this magnificent building, one of Christchurch's landmark structures, has been allowed to remain, seemingly untou...  more »
  • To see the Cathedral almost destroyed by the earthquake, and see that they have already spent 6 years and there are disputes for the reconstruction of the city, am very sorry. Everything is surrounded of go only some points Cathedral can be seen. Since the city has had this natural event, it would be much more simple repair the surroundings and leave it as a monument as well as this, giving it a touch to the city, as the monument of Hiroshima in Japan.
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  • Christchurch was hit by a massive earthquake last November. The city is rebuilding, but you can still see ruins of the city around. The cathedral church is still in ruins. Sad to see. Some homeless pe...  more »
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  • It was really grand and sounded really good when we started singing. But it was way too bright at daytime for a Cathedral. Churches and Cathedrals are supposed to be dark places with candles. I hope they would hurry up and fix the old Cathedral.
  • A very nice Cathedral, we just happened to came when mass was on.
  • An impressive church, which has been put down with little resources. The people are friendly and they even take the effort to give feedback if you donate some things, that feels good.
  • Really amazing venue. Beautiful.
  • Delighful church built out of amazing materials with a hummbiling back story. Definateoy worth a visit whilst visiting christchurch

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