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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  • The only thing entering this crumbing building right in the centre of the city is pigeons! Let's pray the right decision is made about its future.  more »
  • I was appalled to see that after 7 years this main attraction in the centre of Christchurch still hasn't been rebuilt and is a building site! I understand there has been protracted negotiation and re-...  more »
  • This is a very sad sight, eight years after the earthquake the cathedral is still a ruin, surrounded by an ugly fence. One wonders when the city will attend to this eyesore in the middle of town. This...  more »
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  • This cathedral is amazing, when you hear Cardboard never imagine how this is made. All the lines that you can see on the pictures are actually hard tubes made with cardboard which they use as a base for the construction. It’s incredible that they start this cathedral after the earthquakes just as a “temporary” cathedral.
  • Cool that a lot of the inside has been made of cardboard. Even when closed, large glass doors allow you to see inside.
  • Visited on a Sunday whilst a service was being held. Shame to see so many tourists ignoring the signs & taking photos of the parishioners which included children in the choir. The building is a very strange shape & although beautiful flowers are at the front in a garden do go to the back & you'll see its still very much a building site, also the 'chair' memorial is here.
  • An impressive cathedral close to Latimer square. It is definitely worth a visit.
  • Beautiful Shigeru Ban building in Christchurch.. A temporary space for the Christchurch Cathedral and a fabulous building in it's own right.
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